Picture Perfect Views Framed Ahead of New Arts Festival

View Framed of Langdale Pikes
View Framed of Langdale Pikes

Have you see the giant picture frame is touring the Lake District this month?

Our spectacular mountainous landscape of the Lake District has long been a sought-after destination by artists – inspiring old masters such as Constable and Turner, as well as modernists like Kurt Schwitters.

The large four metre by two metre frame has been positioned to show off some of the area’s most spectacular views to visitors, and residents, and allow them to pause and reflect on how the area’s natural beauty has inspired art.

Frame on Windermere Lake Cruise Boat

A smaller second frame will also be touring England’s largest lake on the back of a Windermere Lake Cruise boat, provoking thought for passengers on one of the most popular visitor attractions in England.

The frames are part of the free Sine Dubio (without doubt) Festival of Art – a new ‘dynamic and interactive’ art festival for the Lake District.

IMG_2438-MThe Sine Dubio festival will take place at Low Wood Bay on the weekend of February 16 and 17. It will be preceded by a special preview evening on Friday, February 15.

The festival will champion the work of 15 artists from across northern England (including nine local Cumbrian artists) and will feature work by renowned sculptress Josefina de Vasconcellos which has been previously held in a private collection.

IMG_2329-MOther local artists include Graham Twyford, a landscape artist, Ulverston’s Kevin Chester, an oil and canvas painter, Penni Simpson, a glass artist, Andy Levi, a wood sculptor and Jamie Barnes, a Kendal-based print maker.

A host of other talent has been attracted to the festival from across the UK, including emerging urban artist Sam Jefferies, from Leeds, Manchester’s Dr Stephen Riley, a contemporary abstract artist and Pete Marsh, a landscape painter from Bolton.

IMG_2373-MClaire Bentley-Smith, an equestrian artist from Leeds, will also be creating live art both during the preview evening and the exhibition, as well as running classes.

Entry to the festival, which runs between 10am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, is FREE.

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