Artists in Residence

Katarina Prior - Project Pig

Current artists in residence. Click to find out more about their work.


Maria began a most ambitious journey  in 2014 – she set herself on a mission to become a professional artist, a painter. Her new found study of art under top class tutors alongside a wonderfully intense experience with the Glasgow School of Art and, in 2017, the Norfolk Painting School, has resulted in her becoming fascinated by the physicality and psychology of painting, of mark making. 

“There is immense pleasure in wielding a brush touched with paint and in making marks to describe something. Even more, making marks that alone mean little but together, can be read by a stranger as familiar, emotional, dramatic and even, a little uncertain. I remain amazed by the translation that happens between painter and observer and feel it to be a privilege when someone connects with the canvas and is moved to own a piece of work.”

Maria will be exhibiting throughout C-art and at Watermillock and Penrith Art Club annual exhibitions. Further work may also be seen at Threlkeld Coffee Shop and of course, in her studio in the Eden Arts building, Penrith.



If you are interested in having a studio here and being part of Eden Arts artist community get in touch. Email info(@) or call 01768 899444

Photo Credit: ‘Project Pig’ by Kat Prior


Eden Arts have an artists in residence programme at their base at Penrith Old Fire Station. Here is some information about the artists currently residing with us.