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. After his death in 2003, 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 improvement as she practiced the techniques delivered in the weekly workshops.

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

As a member of the Blackall Range Visual Artists, Barbara has been enjoying the chance to share ideas and take part in other workshops within the group.

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".
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 deep canvas 60.5cm x 60.5cm 210
Polperro watercolour 51cm x 41.5cm 215 framed
Magnolias watercolour 30cm x 37.5cm 145 framed
Portofino, Italy watercolour 56.5cm x 44cm 210 framed
Fairy Wren watercolour 30.5cm x 38cm 155 framed Second Prize - Stanthorpe Agricultural Show
Almost Home watercolour 36.5cm x 30cm 100 framed
St Pauls watercolour 32cm x 37cm $75 matted but unframed
Magnolia Grandiflora and Showgirl acrylic 2 miniatures 10cm x 8cm on easels $35 each Showgirl is sold
Three Geese oil 44cm x 44cm $150