Garden of Eden coming to Cumbria

Chris Collett

Wednesday 16 January 2019

The relationship between nature and ancient worship is the inspiration behind the latest exhibition at the RSPB Geltsdale Gallery.


Illustrator and painter Katie Lock’s first solo exhibition Garden of Eden, which runs from Monday 4 February to Saturday 27 April, takes the viewer through a rustic, psychedelic trip via abstraction, symbolism and foliage. 


As an artist Katie is interested in nature, magic and punk, and these themes can be found in her unique and distinctive style.


Katie, who is based in Carlisle, says: “As this is my first solo exhibition I am so incredibly excited to show a year’s work in the making and hope visitors will enjoy entering my world.”


Garden of Eden is the final show in the RSPB Geltsdale Gallery’s Impressions of the Wild, a programme of six exhibitions by local artists, celebrating the mysteries and wonders of the natural world.


Katie Lock is an illustrator and printer, originally from Blackpool but now based and working in Carlisle.  Katie came to Carlisle as an illustration student, studying at the University of Cumbria.  After graduating with a First  Class BA (Hons) in Illustration Katie decided to make the city her home.


Katie works as a freelance artist and a support artist at Prism Arts, an inclusive arts charity working with young people and disadvantaged groups across the county.  Her work with members of the local community is a never ending source of motivation and inspiration for her. 


The RSPB Geltsdale Gallery is open daily 9am to 5pm. 


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