CASEY ALLUM: Coming Home – the Langdale Collection, September 9th to October 1st 2023

We are thrilled to be showing this  exhibition by Casey Allum. Casey is a self-taught portrait artist and illustrator with a phenomenal eye for animals in particular. Although Casey now lives in Scotland, she was born and grew up in Langdale and this new collection will reflect and be inspired by her childhood there. The exhibition features a new collection of greyscale oil paintings, created solely for this exhibition to mark not only Casey’s admiration for the Cumbrian wildlife but also the simple draw one feels for ‘coming home’.

Carrying over the palette from her usual and well-known graphite pieces, Casey’s new works depict these beautiful creatures in a completely new light, telling the story of a deep routed love of animals; a childhood of saving mice from farm cats, running from accidentally disturbed badgers, chatting with tamed Herdwicks with likings for penny-sweets (especially the fizzy ones), hacking out on the farms shires and endless encounters with all manner of local creatures

The exhibition will be free to enter and will be open every day during normal gallery hours. Casey herself will be here on Saturday 9th from 10-3, during which time she will be doing some live drawing. There will also be some refreshments on hand!

You can also view all of these remarkable new originals in our store here