Renowned artist Gordon Hunt has completed his residency at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, adding his unique touch to the hotel which is currently undergoing a £16million redevelopment.
His two paintings ‘Sunrise over the Bay’ and ‘Sunset over the Bay’ were created on site, overlooking Lake Windermere in the Lake District, from 5th – 17th June, marking the next stage of the hotel’s world class transformation.
Gordon returned to Cumbria where he lived for 16 years to produce the two 1.2M squared acrylic on canvas paintings in the hotel’s reception which will take pride of place in the resort’s new atrium.
Of his work, Gordon said: “It was a great opportunity up to Low Wood Bay and paint these pictures. I feel very privileged and lucky to have been given this commission and I am really pleased with the finished paintings. They are the largest and most important paintings I have produced in my new popular style.
“I moved from Cumbria to Cornwall 12 years ago and since making that move I have developed my own distinctive ‘artistic voice’, painting the sunshine and sparkling waters of Cornwall. It has been great to come back to Cumbria and paint these familiar Lake District scenes with my new found vision.
“I am excited to see how they will look in the new atrium when it is completed.”
Simon Berry, MD & Chairman, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the paintings Gordon has created for Low Wood Bay.
“The images really help to create a relaxed ambience and evoke a feeling of holiday. They will look stunning in our brand new atrium, helping to welcome our guests who visit from all around the world.”