Farfield Mill

2017 Exhibitions

Jill Colquhoun

Opening 22 January - Sunday 4th March 

Jill Colquhount was born in 1963 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. She grew up in south Cumbria and studied fine art textile design and painting at Goldsmiths College, London. Prior to this, she trained at Lancaster and Cleveland schools of Art and Design, where she won a prestigious Royal Society of Arts Bursary award for textile design. The main emphasis of Jillís work is vibrancy, pattern, and movement in nature. To achieve this, she has developed a novel method of combining wax resist batik techniques with acrylic paint. The resulting paintings are unique in style and rich in colour. She also works in mixed media, using watercolour with other mediums, such as oil pastels, soft pastels, charcoal and inks, to produce contrasting texture and detail in her work. Jillís most recent paintings have been inspired by the flower-rich meadows and verges of the Yorkshire Dales, and the windswept coastal landscapes and woodlands of south Cumbria and north Lancashire, where she lives and works. Jill has exhibited her paintings at many exhibitions and galleries, including the Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh, Troubadour Gallery, Manchester, The Lake Artists Society summer exhibition, The Gavagan Art Gallery, Settle, and is a regular exhibitor at the Silverdale Art Trail. Jill regularly paints to commission and also runs drawing and painting classes for adults close to her studio in Yealand Conyers, near Carnforth.

Caren and Peter Threlfall

Exhibiting in Weavers Cafe Gallery

This exhibition is a collection of works from Husband and Wife artists Caren and Peter Threlfall.

Peter paints in acrylics, his paintings are bright, bold and highly textured, often creating a mood and capturing fleeting moments of light on the landscape. Peter paints landscapes, mostly Cumbrian fells and also paints seascapes and more recently cross Bay walkers.

Caren is a textile artist working mostly in felt, using the fibres in a 'painterly' way and then wet felting to produce a finely felted finished piece that looks as if it were painted. Caren then machine embroiders into the pieces to give detail and texture.  Most of Carens imagery is natural, she producse landscapes, seascapes and florals. Images of Meadows and meadow flowers and grasses feature a lot in her work.


Peter studied 3D Design at the University of Salford. Peter has developed his own painting style and has been selling his work successfully over the last few years. Peter paints mostly in acrylics. Bay. All are vibrant & colourful & full of texture as well as being expressive.

A career break to have a family enabled Caren to rediscover her love of art and she began to experiment with different forms of Textile Art. Caren uses wool & silk fibres in a 'painterly' way in order to create textural moody pieces that depict, landscapes, seascapes & floral designs. As well as felt, Caren works in other textile media, including, Batiks, Silk Paintings, Hand Made Silk Paper pieces & also Devore.


Celebrating Ceramics

An lovely exhibition of ceramics from Artists from Cumbra and North Yorkshire. A wide variety of work, ranging from beautiful everyday kitchen items, to stunning decorative wall art. Something for everyone, and well worth seeing. There is work from John Davenport, Frances Winder, and Jan Huntley Pearce to name but a few, from a group of very talented artists.