Local landscapes on the walls of The Wool Clip
Carol Burns from Wigton is the latest artist to feature as one of The Wool Clip co-operative's Spotlight guests. Carol (70) captures north Cumbrian landscapes, wildlife and the changing seasons in both oils and watercolours and she was a founder member of the Fountain Gallery in Wigton. A selection of Carol's landscape paintings from around Skiddaw, Caldbeck and the surrounding area is now on display and for sale along with her prints and cards in The Wool Clip's Caldbeck shop.
"I met Carol over 30 years ago when we were both youth workers in Wigton," says Marion Rae, a member of The Wool Clip. "I have admired her work at the Fountain Gallery for a number of years and am delighted to have her as our Spotlight artist."
Carol has lived and worked in and around Wigton all her life and she comes from a farming family. She helped to establish Fountain Gallery in the town, also a co-operative of local artists, in 2011. "I was born and brought up in the parish of Westward, living at High Hall Farm. My inspiration comes from the beautiful place where we live, and the ever-changing seasons. Being a farmer's daughter, I was involved with all aspects of farming, which I loved. I also enjoyed visiting family members who farmed at Fell Side, near Caldbeck, helping with the prize-winning Herdwicks."
Carol's Spotlight exhibition will be on display and for sale in the shop throughout April until the end of May.