Barbara Groves

I have enjoyed art since childhood. As a teenager I studied at the Epsom School of Art, learning life drawing, painting, pottery and sculpture.

For several years work and then small children meant that I didn’t pursue my interest in art but once both my children had started school, and I had time to do so, I began painting and pottery classes at Oaklands College in Welwyn Garden City.  Since then I have worked in many art forms, including drawing, pottery, wire sculpture and clay modelling, but mainly painting.

I paint in all media but principally watercolour and mixed media because of their versatility, which allows me to use a variety of contemporary styles and techniques, and the lively work they produce. I enjoy painting many different subjects but particularly animals and flowers due to my love of wildlife, gardens and the countryside.

I enjoy visiting art exhibitions, such as the Society of Wildlife Artists’ annual exhibition at the Mall Gallery and the Contemporary Art Fair in Battersea, to see how other artists interpret their subjects. This inspires me to experiment with new approaches in my work.

I am a member of the St Albans art society and regularly exhibit at various art exhibitions throughout Hertfordshire.   

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