Susan M. Barber
I’ve loved drawing and painting since I was a child. For over thirty years since I completed my Fine Art Degree, I maintained my interest by painting in my spare time. Since 2014, (when I was given early retirement), I have been so fortunate to be able to devote far more time to my artistic efforts. I find inspiration in visiting galleries and looking at the work of others, but most of all in the beauty of the natural world.
My subject matter is quite varied, including still-life, landscape, and figure compositions. Depending on the time of year, I enjoy working out of doors, working from direct observation of nature. I supplement this with information taken from my own photographs, (I’ve usually got a camera somewhere close at hand!). More often than not it is colour, light, pattern, and texture combining, sometimes unexpectedly, catching the eye and setting the challenge to capture it in paint and other art materials.