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Watercolour Artist, also using Oil and Acrylic
Barbara also enjoys Textile Art specialising in Silk on Wool Felted Scarves and 2 ply lace knitted Scarves and Shawls
After a career of 39 years in Office Administration with a year's diversion as a Patisserie proprietor, Barbara moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband in 1998. In 2008 she undertook a watercolour painting course with Diane Somers Cook and relished the experience of attempting to paint and seeing improvement as she practiced the techniques delivered in the weekly workshops.
Since then she has attended Watercolour workshops by Jenny MacNaughton, Barry McCann and Ross Paterson as well as Oil and Acrylic workshops with Todd Whisson, Michael Winters, Aileen Shaw, Victoria Fitzpatrick and Kasey Sealy.
As a member of the Blackall Range Visual Artists, Barbara has been enjoying the chance to share ideas and take part in other workshops within the group.
2017 Second Prizes - Stanthorpe Agricultural Show - Watercolour "Magnificant Magnolias" and Oil "Storm Brewing"
2017 Highly Commended - BRVA Easter Exhibition - Oil - "Poplar"
2016 Highly Commended -Stanthorpe Agricultural Show - watercolour "Haunting Hibiscus"
2015 Second Prize - Stanthorpe Agricultural Show - watercolour "Fairy Wren".
2013 Highly Commended - The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show Society - watercolour
2013 First Prize - Blackall Range Visual Artists Annual Theme Exhibition, Hinterland Heartbeat - watercolour "Montagues".
2009 - 2013 Lorenzas Cafe, Stanthorpe
2010 March Artist of the Month, Lorenzas Cafe
2010-15 Kenilworth Art Competition and Exhibition
2010 Oct Arts Connect Inc, Artists on the Green, Montville
2011 May Art in the Old Church, Pimpama
2011 June Maleny Art Awards and Exhibition
2011-2013 Montville Camellia Exhibition
2012 March Cathedral of St Stephens Art Group Lenten Art Exhibition, Cycle of Life: A Window Opens
2012-2013 Dec-Jan "With a little help from my friends" Art Exhibition Lockyer Valley Regional Art Gallery, with three others
2013 Jan Artist of the Month, Lorenzas Cafe
2011-2013, 2015-6 Annually: Arts Connect Inc. Open Studios Trail
2010-2017 Blackall Range Visual Artists Exhibitions, Montville St Mary's Hall