About Barbara


The Divided Self

I believe that a creative life goes far beyond just replicating what I see.  Art has manifested throughout my life in various pursuits from an extremely early age. I have been a professional Graphic Designer and Illustrator for over 30 years. I am a designer of my own immediate environment through my love of interiors, garden design and creative cooking. I am a painter, a writer and a musician.

Writing and painting articulates life as I see and feel it. The pictures explain what I see, the writings show how I feel, and vice versa. The two embrace each other and become one. Art validates me as a person. The more I do it the more mature and experienced I become. And yet I feel a childlike wonder creeping back into my very psyche as a result,…the child that makes me want to dance like no one is watching,…and to make things, then wonder at my own creations with bewilderment. The writing is far more of an intuitive process, but gets easier the more I do it,…like anything. This is just something I believe artists do so that we can see ourselves more clearly in the world around us.


5 thoughts on “About Barbara

  1. Hi Barbara,
    I am currently working on a book about Austrlaian wine label design and I would like to include one of your works. Could you please forward me your email address so I can send you all the information.

    Kind regards,
    Mark Gowing

  2. Hello Barbara

    Like your site . and content
    I look forward to reading your book Sacrafice soon

    Ken Wood

    Ps We met at Peter’s book launch earlier in the week

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