Featured artist Barbara Beasley-Southgate appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Eight (8). Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.
Born in 1939, Barbara has enjoyed a long and successful career pursuing her first love – painting, with a particular skill for pastel work. Although guided and influenced by several well-known Australian Artists, she is basically self-taught. Her expertise has developed over four decades, and although retired from teaching these days, she was an established and well-respected teacher in both oils and pastels for many years.
To Barbara, painting is a passion, and sharing her gift is important to her. She demonstrates her techniques at Art Societies and Rotary Art shows throughout Victoria, and over the years has judged many of these events. As well, she has won many awards that have gained her much recognition throughout her career.
Painting mainly in pastels and oils these days, Barbara is also noted for her work in gouache and sometimes watercolour. Through these media, she has captured with true colour and clarity of vision, and her love of the Australian countryside. Her dynamic yet restful paintings are full of freshness, energy and movement, inviting all to share her enthusiasm and insights into the nature of things.
Barbara has drawn much inspiration from the magnificent environment of Mansfield and the Delatite Valley, having lived in this area, from 1989-2001. This is still reflected in the wondrous moods and colours of her latest paintings.
Over the years Barbara has held regular solo exhibitions and more recently (1998 & 2000) she has had two very successful solo exhibitions in England UK and has been published in publications around the world.
You can contact Barbara directly via her website http://barbarabeasleysouthgate.com/
Original Air Date: 14th September 2014