|Artist Name:||Barbara Trapnell|
|Art Group:||Bowral & District Art Society|
|State:||New South Wales|
Barbara Trapnell practiced as one of Sydney’s prominent commercial artists after studying fine art and drawing at East Sydney Technical College.
During 1975 she abandoned her professional career to begin studying art and painting with John Ogburn at his Harrington Street Studio in The Rocks, Sydney, and also printmaking at the Willoughby Workshops.
After a summer school with Ogburn at Exeter N.S.W. during 1976, inspired by the local landscapes and light, she relocated to the Southern Highlands.
Barbara’s work has been exhibited in solo and regular member’s exhibitions at the Bowral District Art Society. She is a life member having begun her association with the Society nearly forty years ago. She has tutored classes there over the last ten years in water colour, acrylic, and mixed media. Her work is represented in private collections in Australia, the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K. and France.
A lover of colour, its vibrancy and versatility, Barbara’s early work was influenced by the impressionists whose landscapes and still life continue to inspire.
At home she is the constant gardener, filling every available space with colours and textures that will eventually produce ever more subject matter for her to capture on canvas and paper in her studio.
Art Group Memberships
Barbara is a life member of the Berrima District Art Society.
Art Work in Private Collections:
Barbara’s work is represented in private collections in Australia, the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K. and France.