Adventure into magic

Brian Shields has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad and last year won the Upfront Open competition and was the joint winner of Cumbrian Artist of the Year. Originally from Staithes, North Yorkshire, Brian lived and worked in Brighton and London for 35 years before moving back north three years ago. Now based in Armathwaite and a member of The Lake Artists Society, he is well known for his paintings and sculpture exploring the work and troubled life of English nature poet John Clare