Name our Herdwicks!
We're looking forward to receiving some very special guests this Easter in the form of two life-sized decorated Herdwick sheep that are being designed by local artist Karen Lester
Our two Herdwick ewes will be part of a flock of sculptures that can be found across Cumbria in Rydal, Grasmere, Ambleisde, Keswick & Windermere (the 555 bus route) and the collection will be raising money for The Calvert Trust. Our two sculptures are currently being designed, but we need your help in naming them. Take a look at the two images of how they may look and help us name them before they arrive with us this Easter.
How to enter
Simply tell us your name and contact details, have a look at our two paintings and submit your name suggestions below. The competition closes on Tuesday 2 February at 4pm. Everyone is welcome to enter apart from Windermere Lake Cruises staff and the decision of the judges is final. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 3 February and will receive a family Freedom of the Lake ticket (entitling a family to 24 hours of unlimited boat travel on Windermere).
- Find our more about the Go Herdwick project on their website (external link
About the artist
Karen has been working with various media for around 25 years, finding inspiration from a variety of sources, particularly the landscape, both natural and manmade. It was only recently that she followed her dream to formally train to pursue a career in art. She took a Foundation Degree in Drawing with Cumbria University at Kendal College in 2011, where she developed her interest in printmaking. Over the years her work has been exhibited at galleries and venues throughout Lancashire and Cumbria and she now also teaches art in Adult Education classes as well as for private groups and individuals
Influenced by the the connections that Cumbria enjoys with China and the many visitors to Bowness and Windermere, one of her sheep draws on Chinese art and symbols in recognition of the many Chinese visitors to Bowness and Windermere. Her other sheep will be painted blue as a reference to water and in particular Lake Windermere and will contain transferred images relating to the Cruise boats and sailing on this lovely lake.