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Born in 1939, Barbara has enjoyed a long and successful career pursuing her first love and passion - painting.
Although guided and influenced by several well-known Australian artists, she is basically self taught. Her expertise has developed over four decades, and although retired from teaching these days, she was an established and well-respected teacher in both oils and pastels for many years.
She demonstrates her techniques at Art Societies and Rotary Art shows throughout Victoria, and over the years has judged many of these events. As well, she has won many awards, gaining much recognition throughout her career.
Barbara paints mainly in pastels and oils.but she is also noted for her work in gouache and sometimes watercolour. Through these media, she has captured with true colour and clarity of vision, her love of the Australian countryside. Her dynamic yet restful paintings are full of freshness, energy and movement, inviting all to share her enthusiasm and insights into the nature of things. Barbara has travelled extensively, exploring her inner vision and re-defining anew her spiritual relationship with the Australian environment, and more recently in the British, European, and New Zealand environments, and even more recently the USA.
Over the years Barbara has held regular solo exhibitions, and in 1998 & 2000 held two very successful solo exhibitions in England, UK.
Barbara is a signatory member of the Victorian Artists Society; an ex-councilor and Fellow Member of The Australian Guild of Realist Artists (A.G.R.A.F); an Honorary Life Member and Past President of the Sherbrooke Art Society, and a member of the Pastel Society of Victoria.