A LADY from Wigton has had her work selected for an exhibition in the county.

Carol Burns is the latest artist to feature as one of The Wool Clip co-operative’s Spotlight guests.

Set in Caldbeck since 2001, The Wool Clip is an award-winning co-operative made up of Cumbria-based wool workers.


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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.

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.

She shared: “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 throughout April until the end of May at The Wool Clip, which is in Priest’s Mill.

The shop is open Tuesday to Sunday each week, 11am to 4pm.


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