From Isolation to Creation:
Artists Respond to a Changing World
The Three Counties and Beyond
This exhibition marks a whole new departure for me. Circumstances have meant that I have needed (with a little bit of help!) to embrace social media and launch myself into a virtual brave new world.
I’ve lived and worked in Hereford for nearly 50 years, bringing up my family and running a small business, painting and selling pictures, cards & prints amongst other things. I’ve taken part in many exhibitions in and around the Three Counties as well as a few further afield.
Now it’s nearly time to move on to a new chapter, to retirement, and this year through isolation has given me the chance to reflect and take stock, literally and metaphorically, both looking back and looking forward.
I graduated from art college in the 1960s, starting as a furniture designer before concentrating on painting full-time. My inspiration comes from the world around me, both architectural and more rural landscapes and I have been fortunate to live in this beautiful part of the country.
Click here for views of the magnificent Malvern Hills, home to Elgar:
Video: Bright Sky Videos https://www.youtube.
Song: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 “Enigma”: IX. Nimrod
Artist: London Symphony Orchestra, Barry Tuckwell
Album: Elgar: Enigma Variations, Pomp and Circumstance Marches
These virtual galleries will hopefully allow many more to see mine and others’ work – for me it’s a chance to show some of my favourite pieces (looking at the old in a new way). There has been a lot of change in our local community and this is set to accelerate.
I hope you enjoy this new window on my world and you can find many more paintings in different styles & media on my Facebook page.
All paintings on display below are unmounted, watercolour originals, mainly depicting the Three Counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire, and form part of my extensive range of 6×4″ cards (card numbers are referenced in brackets although many cards are now out of print).
All paintings are protected by copyright owned by Barbara Graham.
Herefordshire sits in the Welsh Marches and is a county of rural landscapes and small market towns with Black & White villages mainly to the north and the Black Mountains to the west. Worcestershire and Gloucestershire lie to the east and south, and all three counties can be seen from the Malvern Hills.
Hereford, Ledbury and Weobley
The city of Hereford is undergoing substantial development but the old charm around the cathedral, which sits above the River Wye, remains. Ledbury, a small market town nestled below the Malverns, also retains its old charm; and Weobley is on the Black & White Villages Trail.
Herefordshire – a rural landscape
Big skies, panoramic views and the gentle rolling hills have been an inspiration to many.
Cathedrals, Churches and Abbeys
Many churches can be found along the River Severn which meanders through Worcester, Upton-upon-Severn, Tewkesbury & Gloucester before reaching the Severn Estuary, whilst Tintern Abbey lies secluded in the Wye Valley between Monmouth and Chepstow.
More recently, I have developed my work in acrylics and other media focussing on a variety of subjects.
To see many more examples of my work, please visit my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraGrahamHerefordshireArtist/
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