The Kirkoswald Project now has an “Artist in Residence” capturing the beginning of the volunteers’ B4RN build.

Irene Sanderson – who’s based in the Eden Valley – has already done a number of sketches.

She said: “Thank you for allowing me to be there! Very Exciting!

“What an honour to be an Artist in Residence! We shall have to organise an exhibition! It is such a wonderful opportunity to explore the nooks and crannies of this parish and its dwellers.”

Irene works primarily with ink on paper and has studied art in Japan and China – find out more about her work on her website.

Volunteer with the Kirkoswald project, Brian Smythe, said: “It was a revelation and delight to see this work of Irene’s evolve on site.

“The steering group are delighted with these sketches and for her support to the project.”

You can see Irene’s first series of sketches below: