Barbara Willcocks

After a career of 39 years in Office Administration with a year's diversion as a Patisserie proprietor, Barbara moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband in 1998. Barbara became interested in painting in 2008 when she undertook a watercolour painting course with Diane Somers Cook. She relished the experience of attempting to paint and seeing some improvement as she practised the techniques delivered in the weekly workshops.

Since then she has attended several Watercolour workshops by Jenny MacNaughton, Barry McCann, Cees Sliedrecht and Ross Paterson as well as Oil and Acrylic workshops with Todd Whisson, Michael Winters, Aileen Shaw, Victoria Fitzpatrick and Kasey Sealy.

Barbara's inspiration comes from the surrounding landscape. She is both challenged and excited to create images that express her impression of what she sees; enjoying the form which emerges of both the landscape and flowers in both watercolour, acrylic and oil.

As a member of the Blackall Range Visual Artists, Barbara has been enjoying the chance to share ideas and take part in workshops and exhibitions within the group. Barbara is also a member of Arts Connect Inc, and takes part in their Open Studios Trail

Awards:
2017Second Prize - Stanthorpe Agricultural Show - oil "Storm Brewing"
2017Second Prize - Stanthorpe Agricultural Show - watercolour "Magnificent Magnolias"
2016Highly Commended - Stanthorpe Agricultural Show - watercolour "Haunting Hibiscus"
2015Second Prize - Stanthorpe Agricultural Show - watercolour "Fairy Wren".
2013Highly Commended - The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show Society - watercolour
2013First Prize - Blackall Range Visual Artists Annual Theme Exhibition, Hinterland Heartbeat - watercolour "Montagues".
Exhibited:
2009 - 2013Lorenzas Cafe, Stanthorpe
2010 MarchArtist of the Month, Lorenzas Cafe
2010 OctKenilworth Art Competition and Exhibition
2010 OctArts Connect Inc, Artists on the Green, Montville
2011 MayArt in the Old Church, Pimpama
2011 JuneMaleny Art Awards and Exhibition
2011-2013Montville Camellia Exhibition
2012 MarchCathedral of St Stephens Art Group Lenten Art Exhibition, Cycle of Life: A Window Opens
2012-2013 Dec-Jan"With a little help from my friends" Art Exhibition Lockyer Valley Regional Art Gallery, with three others
2013 JanArtist of the Month, Lorenzas Cafe
2011-2013Annually: Arts Connect Inc. Open Studios Trail
2010-2014Blackall Range Visual Artists Exhibitions, Montville
Storm Brewing Pt Lonsdale oil on canvas 61cm x 61cm 195
Winter Stream Norway Ink and watercolour 76.5cm x 97cm high 1050 framed
Magnolias watercolour 29cm x 37cm 140 framed
Fairy Wren watercolour 30.5cm x 37.5cm 120 framed Second Prize - Stanthorpe Agricultural Show
Almost Home watercolour 36.5cm x 30cm 100 framed sold
Frozen Lake Finland Ink and watercolour 44cm wide x 55cm high 375 framed
Five Nectarines acrylic 30cm x 40cm high 175
Three Geese oil 44cm x 44cm $195
Glass House Mts Vista oil 76cm x 38cm high $150