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Barbara Parish Watercolours
I have always drawn and painted and, over the years, I have attended numerous courses run by many well known artists. I have also completed an OCA (Open College of the Arts) course in watercolour.
Landscape and harbour views are among the subjects that I find most exciting. Sketches made during our many visits to the south and west of England provide wonderful sources of reference material. These can be designed and worked into paintings at a later time. I have expanded the media I work in, and now enjoy using watercolours, acrylics, inks and oil pastels. A mixed media approach increases the range of possibilities for expressing texture, and can create a strong impact in a painting. I enjoy the challenge of trying to capture the effects of light and the feeling of place. I would like my style of painting to evolve in a semi representational way.
My work has been shown in galleries in Surrey, open exhibitions and local art societies’ shows. In the past I have exhibited in the Three Counties exhibition which was held at Chartwell.
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