Sketches by artist Kendal Robert Henfrey record the creation of the Gooseholme Bridge


A KENDAL artist has created several works of art recording the progress of the bridge work at Gooseholme.

Robert Henfrey, who has lived and worked in Kendal since 1993, has created over a dozen sketches of the ongoing civil engineering project which will see the creation of the new bridge over the River Kent.

His art depicted the progress of the project from various viewpoints and he creates a series of sketches that will record the event.

Robert said: “I drew a lot around Kendal. I’ve created around 150 sketchbooks over the years and worked in a variety of media. Some of my works have even been exhibited in London.

“I had a book published during the first lockdown and then thought it would be best to start doing a series of paintings in my area.

“Riverside work, I think, provides a great opportunity for artists to get out there and record what’s going on.

“I started my work in November 2021 when they built the complex on New Road. Since then, I have recorded small pieces.

“This is a once in a generation event for Kendal.

“I thought it would offer a great chance to create work and it’s really relevant to the people of Kendal. And events in general.

“The day it comes in, I’m hoping to take a video because it’s going to be too quick to capture it and then create other sketches from it.

“I haven’t seen any other artists but I would like to be the first to record it.”

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