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Barbara creates bold, colourful paintings, that build an emotional connection with the subject matter through loose and abstracted brush strokes. Barbara is a BC based artist, while originally from Germany, she has been calling the Okanagan home for the past 18 years.
Working in the fashion industry for most of her life, she has always been drawn to painting the human form, especially faces - and of lately, that also includes animals.
She now lives on a ranch, which has provided her with ample subject matter to paint, from her small herd of goats, to horses and cattle and all the wildlife travelling through.
She is fascinated by the play of light and shadow on her subject matter and paints intuitively in often abstracted colours. Starting out with a plan, she lets the painting process lead the way to completing a piece. Capturing the emotion of a moment in time on the canvas is what drives her to paint.
Memberships and Art Affiliations ( current)
Federation of Canadian Artists
North Okanagan Chapter of the FCA
Central Okanagan Chapter of the FCA
Okanagan Artists of Canada Society ( OACS)
Okanagan Artist Coalition
Monashee Arts Council
Shows and Exhibitions
February 2021 juried FCA show Grizzly winery Kelowna, BC
November 2021 juried FCA show Vancouver, BC
April 2022 juried FCA show, Kamloops, BC
May 2022 Group show, Grizzly winery Kelowna, BC
July 2022 Solo show Okanagan library, Lumby, BC
October 2022 Group show Village Green mall, Vernon, BC
November 2022 Group show, Vernon Community Art Centre, Vernon, BC
January 2023 Group show, Little Straw winery, West Kelowna, BC