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Patti Lean

Board Director

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Background

I’m an artist and art historian with a studio near Dunscore and I teach part-time at Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle. My work is informed by walking and mountaineering in remote places, and explores ideas of ’nature’, ‘culture’ and ‘place’ in painting. I work across different media, mainly abstract painting, that is researched through observational studies, as well as photography, sound, film and literature. I have just started Ph.D. research that will apply methods of nature-writing and ‘ecosophy' to the medium of painting.