Barbara is based in Pudsey ,West Yorkshire, painting in watercolours mixed media, and acrylics. My main passion is painting flowers in watercolour, a subject that I tutor from time to time.
A couple of years ago it became important for me to paint the Yorkshire landscape, from a different perspective. It has been rewarding , but has been quite a challenge as I changed the media that I paint in to acrylics, and pastels for the landscapes, as I wanted them to be abstract/ semi abstract. I know what I want to achieve, I feel I am moving towards my goal,and I am so enjoying the challenge of being right out there in North Yorkshire. My only problem is the fact I like the dark angry skies it can be cold windy and rainy that goes hand in hand with the skies I am aiming for.
I spend a few months in New Zealand most years, Where I enjoy painting the flowers and landscapes of New Zealand, which has an amazing light not found anywhere else in the world. Have exhibited jointly with my sister very successfully in Wellington, and Auckland, and am represented by 2 galleries there.