What's on at Clare Cottage - 2020


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In the Dovecote

  • John Clare's Flowers: A View Through the Lens

    Photographs taken by Tracy Louise Photography are a selection of images from John Clare’s garden and the surrounding countryside that brings his words to life through photographs. The exhibition is inspired by Clare’s poetry.

    Tracy is a local photographer with a great interest in wildlife and John Clare. More information can be found at tracylouisephotography.co.uk


In the Cottage

  • Cilla Marseglia is a local artist and has been interested in painting since she was very young. She loves walking and cycling with her husband in the great outdoors. She enjoys many other crafts including decorating eggs in the style of Faberge.

    Cilla gained an ‘O’ level in art whilst at school but is mainly self-taught. She has been a member of CASA, the Castor and Ailsworth art group for several years. She shows her work on occasions at various local exhibitions

    Cilla paints using various mediums and techniques in order to achieve the effect she is looking for. Very often Cilla will ask her husband, who is a keen photographer, to take photographs so that back in her studio they can be used for reference. Cilla works in layers applying textures and washes until she is happy with the depth of colour and tones. It is then that she adds the finer details. She is constantly experimenting and searching for new ways to improve and enhance her paintings.

    Cilla loves to paint and says she will not be restricted by rules, only one and that is – anything goes!