Cumbria attracts people with a variety of interests, whether you’re a rambler who loves the region’s beautiful mountains and lakes, a food enthusiast who adores its festivals and local fare, or a culture vulture who intends to visit many galleries while staying at a B and B in the Lake District.
Any art fans holidaying in the county during the next few weeks will be interested in heading to Gallery Artemis in Cockermouth, as this is where renowned Cumbrian painter David Sims’ work will be on display.
The exhibition, entitled Revisiting, launched earlier this week (September 13th) and will continue until October 22nd.
Sims’ latest display sees his return to abstract art, after becoming famous for his paintings of Northern landscapes.
The painter, who came on to the scene in the 1960s, learnt all the traditional skills of artistry, including drawing, anatomy, life, composition, use of materials and technique.
According to the gallery: “This depth of study gave David a lifelong foundation that has been invaluable throughout a long career in design and now enables him to easily revisit abstraction.”
His work has long been admired by locals and regular visitors of Cumbria, and his pieces are regularly associated with the Lake District.
Sims’ exhibition takes over from Fliss Watts’ display at Gallery Artemis. The sculptor, painter and printworker showcased her oil and acrylic work here between August 2nd and September 10th.
Visitors heading to the Lake District soon may also be interested in heading to the Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness-on-Windermere to catch the production of Meeting Bea. This play, written by Eric Pringle, is about the life of renowned children’s author Beatrix Potter, and is available to watch until October 9th.