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Barbara Shaw

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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I hand stitch textile collage images in an Impressionistic style. Inspired by living in Herefordshire (I moved here 3 years ago) the landscapes and environment as well as my home and garden provide endless material for art pictures.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Seeing the world in a particular way and interpreting it so others can enjoy the detail too!

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Textile Artist

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I try to create one picture a week. By sharing the process from start to finish on social media (including videos) of what inspired a particular subject and how it comes together as a picture inspires others to try textile collage too.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I am self-taught. I have been Artist-in-Residence at 2 National Trust properties, had work in museums and galleries including the Oxford Museum of Natural History; a piece of my work was exhibited in the Houses of Parliament; Two pieces of work are held in Bucks County Museum and Oxfordshire County Museum. I was filmed for a CBBC children's programme, Junk Rescue, which aired in 2018. Subsequently I was invited to take part in the BBC Summer Event where the team and I taught textile collage to 400 young people.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

H Art 2021;H Art 2022; H Art 2023 ; Work exhibited in Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, Oil and Oak, Hay-on-Wye; Timothy Hawkins Gallery, Hereford; Old Mayor's Parlour, Hereford

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Oil and Oak, Hay on Wye

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