Gudrun Sibbons has been a constant exhibitor at Beckstones Art Gallery for more than twenty five years. She has an enormous reputation and a truly world-wide following. Born in Germany in 1924, Gudrun Sibbons was a medical student until the war intervened and she fled to England. She had painted since childhood but only began painting seriously during the 1950’s and some of her well known early clients included David Niven and Erroll Flynn, helping to make her an instant success. Her work has featured in numerous exhibitions. Gudrun Sibbons has always painted landscapes, working in oils, in a distinctive continental style having been influenced by the Dutch Masters. A typical Gudrun Sibbons scene may contain a marine or coastal or river setting, often with fishing overtones and Dutch backgrounds, sailing boats and colourful figures. Other times it may be a pastoral farming background with haystacks, horses and dogs. Gudrun Sibbons’ work is full of drama with powerful skies and breathtaking light reminiscent of Turner and can have a powerful emotional, even spiritual impact. It is not surprising that it is widely sought after and features in numerous collections around the world. Now well into her eighties, Gudrun Sibbons lives on the south coast.
If approaching the gallery from Penrith or the M6 heading East on the A66 there is a major diversion in place to the gallery via Motherby. Instead of this we would recommend taking the first turning right to Newbiggin shortly after the Rheged roundabout, follow the road through the village and then turn left as you come out of the village. Follow the road up the hill past the recycling centre and turn right at the bend where you will see our brown tourist board sign, follow the lane and signs to the gallery. Altenatively take B5288 from Penrith to Greystoke turning left left to the gallery less than a quarter of a mile out of Greystoke.
Otherwise please follow the diversion signs on the A66 - they will successfully get you here but it will take 10 minutes longer.
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