RSPB Geltsdale is delighted to host Christina Hargraves current exhibition ‘Meadows’ at the Geltsdale Gallery.
Christina has a deep love of the countryside and draws her inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of Lanercost, near Brampton, where she lives.
Christina grew on a farm in near Allendale, in the North Pennines.
She remembers working in the hayfield and just needs to smell a newly mown hayfield to be transported back to her childhood and those early memories.
She paints in watercolours using mainly pastoral colours in an impressionist style.
Christina said, “If I were to be told that I could only paint wild flowers and meadows for the rest of my life I would be perfectly happy!”
“I feel very privileged to exhibit at the Geltsdale Gallery as the nature reserve is one of my favourite places. I just love the peace and solitude”.
The exhibition is showing from 25th July to 11th September and is free to view 7 days per week from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more information contact the Visitor Centre, RSPB Geltsdale at Geltsdale@rspb.org.uk
The sun shone brightly on St Bede's Year 2 pupils as they joined our education volunteers to learn about wildflowers, bird watching and mini-beasts. We look forward to seeing St Bede's again next summer.
Year 5 pupils from St Bede's Primary School Carlisle, braved the mist and rain to learn about Geltsdale's moorland habit and the birds, plants and animals that live there. They were rewarded with pleasant sunshine, bird watching and habitat themed games in the afternoon. We look forward to seeing year 2 pupils next month.