I'm inspired by light and colour and I'm fascinated by contrasts, whether it's objects, landscapes or textures. I use mainly acrylics as I like to use different tools to apply paint. I exhibit my paintings in Hampshire and also host workshops for people who would like to experiment with materials, or just have a fun day!
Hampshire based artist with a love for nature. I am surrounded by woodland which is full of wildlife. From this I draw my inspiration as well as nature as a whole. I have always loved Owls and they feature highly in my paintings
I had always wanted to paint in watercolour but never had the opportunity or time until just before I retired from a 25 year teaching career. Having got to grips with watercolour I also started to enjoy the art of mixed media and I am now branching out into the world of coloured pencils and thoroughly enjoying the experience which I hope shows through in my artwork. I value my painting days and the feeling of creativity and tranquility they provide. Hopefully looking through my website you will get as much enjoyment from my artwork as I have got from them. There is a little piece of me in each artwork.
I have recently started taking commissions for pet portraits.
Starling in Watercolour
I enjoy teaching adults and children from my studio in Hampshire. I specialise in observational drawing, teaching pupils to look closely and draw what they see. I work in Water based media, soft pastels and colour pencils as well as free hand machine embroidary.
Painting on Metalic Powders and Leaf
Barbara is a self taught artist who has developed a unique and powerful style. She is not afraid to cross raging torrents by the shortest route. She is also an author of dark fantasy fiction.
Bring your own project to the create alongs and enjoy a fun couple of hours dedicated to your favourite activity with like-minded people who generously share tips and techniques on oils, pastels, watercolour, acrylics, coloured pencils and craft activities. If you fancy a workshop they are a great way to gain some skills and try out new mediums in a collaborative friendly environment with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get feedback on your work.