As part of this year's Festival Bowland events programme, three artists will be sharing their love of the landscape and explaining how it inspires their creativity.
Perhaps you've always had a creative side, or maybe the past six months have awakened a spark? Whatever your motivation, the Forest of Bowland AONB team are inviting people to join them for this chance to meet three practising artists who find much of their inspiration in the fells and fields, and whose work reflects the palette of our richly diverse countryside.

The live, online session will take place on Tuesday 24th November, starting at 6.30pm. During the event Heather Fox, Cultural Development Manager with Lancashire County Council, will chat with Bowland-based Nita Burrows and Keith Parkinson, and Cumbria-based Annie Luke Turner, to find out what motivates them, how they arrived at their current style and how you could be inspired to create your very own pieces.  Sandra Silk, Project Officer with the AONB said, "Both Annie and Nita were due to deliver workshops for us this autumn. Sadly, we've had to cancel those sessions but we didn't want to lose the opportunity to bring some colour and creativity into our winter programme." 

Annie Luke Turner is an abstract artist who tries to capture the feeling and atmosphere of a particular place through her work. Printmaker, Nita Burrows, uses the Pennine landscape to produce marks in wood, metal – and even milk cartons, whilst Keith Parkinson's paintings are characterised by colour, light and dark.
"The landscape is a real source of inspiration for many artists", said Sandra, "and if chatting to Nita, Annie and Keith encourages others to make their creative mark, that will be fantastic."

The early evening event is free but places need to be booked in advance via Eventbrite at:
More information is available by emailing 


Festival Bowland 2020 - Meet the Artists
Festival Bowland 2020 - Meet the Artists

Three artists share their love of the landscape and tell us how it inspires their creativity.



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