*** Hybrid Show for 2022 ***
Physical Show:
April 1-3 at Portland Civic Hall
[ Portland, Victoria ]
Virtual Show:
on-line until April 18th.


Lilac Breasted Roller Small by Barbara Gleeson



DIMENSIONS (Height - 33.00 cm X Width - 33.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Scratchboard on Hardwood
GENRE Animals
REGISTERED NRN # 000-1305-0216-01
COPYRIGHT © Barbara Gleeson
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Artist: Barbara Gleeson


My name is Barbara Gleeson and I live on the coast at Geelong. I did my schooling and most of my worklife here and am not happy when taken away from the sea breezes.

Involved with art from the time I can remember as a child, I chose a creative profession as a hairdresser and after retirement (when the family no longer needed my time and attention) I began to work with my easel.

Having worked in oils and pastels, I then found graphite and coloured pencil as a medium. Both of these techniques concentrate on detailed line drawing and this then led on to engraving and scratchboard. These techniques have become my focus.

As I continue to explore the beauty of all things, I have found that I get pleasure from the simplest shapes and line, I love the flora and fauna that abound  on this earth.

My main interest is to reproduce images of the wildlife of Africa. I have travelled there numerous times and love to see the magnificent animals in the wild. I suppose you could say I am somewhat eclectic, as I enjoy still life and portraits also.

I have had no formal training, it's a case of get in there and see what I can produce, this makes me happy. 

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