New Exhibition and Sketching Workshops by Cumbria Artist at Keswick Museum
Drawing on Cumbria - works by David Boyd
from 30th May
An exhibition exploring the many ways in which, through drawing, Cumbria and nature can reveal itself.
Drawing on Cumbria is an exhibition of sketchbooks and works by Cumbrian artist David Boyd. Together, they highlight David’s personal exploration and interpretation of the local landscape and its many familiar elements — from mountain landscapes and lakes to dog walkers, café dwellers and busy car parks. David’s creative process is rooted in drawing, sketching and painting ‘en plein air’ in the Cumbrian landscape. Through this, David makes direct and authentic observations of the local environment and records these ideas both on canvas and within the pages of his many sketchbooks.
While the intention of this exhibition is to document David’s unique view of Cumbria, it is also intended to inspire and encourage individuals to find their own personal perspectives of their local landscape – to not only draw on Cumbria for their own inspiration, but to discover the nature of drawing for themselves too.
FREE entry in Keswick Museum’s Community Gallery
‘Points of View' Sketchbook Workshops with David Boyd
To coincide with David’s exhibition, he will be running family-based sketchbook workshops over two days during the bank-holiday week. These will be suitable for all ages and all abilities.
David’s sketchbooks explore the local landscape and its many familiar elements of mountains and lakes to dog walkers, car parks and people in cafes. During the workshops David will work alongside visitors to encourage and hopefully inspire them — to explore and experiment with their own drawing, helping them to see the value of keeping a daily sketchbook journal for exploratory drawing and documenting the world that interests them.
Workshops on Tuesday 30th May at 11am-12pm and 1:30-2:30pm
Workshops on Thursday 1st June at 11am-12pm and 1:30-2:30pm
£5 per participant.