Barbara will be taking part in:
- Warwickshire Open Studios 2021 with seven other members of Visual Arts Forum at Ettington Church.
- the 2021 Stratford Upon Avon Art Society Annual Exhibition at King Edward VI Grammar School between 18th and 29th August.
Creativity is a God given gift which everyone has.
Some paint, some write, some illustrate, some act, some make beautiful craft items... the list is endless... but even you (the person reading this) can create a beautiful thing. The only requirement for this creative masterpiece is that it is 'composed' by yourself and you have to like it.
There seems to be so much elitism and exclusivity in art, but I am convinced that everyone is an 'artist'. So get creating!
I mainly paint, stitch etc for myself, not primarily for the commercial market, although it is nice when someone wants to buy a piece of artwork because they like it. I was a primary school teacher for 13 years and believe that art is essential in life's journey. I couldn't survive without it. It's part of my DNA.
I have had paintings selected for the Birmingham Open Exhibition and the annual exhibition at the Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham, organised by 'The Artist' and 'Leisure Painter' magazines.