Barbara Haskey

Barbara Haskey

Queensland | 4 artworks for sale

Art has always interested me and as a child I could often be found scribbling, drawing, colouring and painting. Receiving paints or paper for my... Read more
  • in the tropics painting barbara haskey
    In the tropics
    Painting / 21 x 29.7 cm
  • watchful painting barbara haskey
    Watchful
    Painting / 21 x 29.7 cm
  • time to go fishing painting barbara haskey
    Time to go fishing
    Painting / 30.3 x 21.5 cm
  • profusion painting barbara haskey
    Profusion
    Painting / 21 x 29.7 cm
Art has always interested me and as a child I could often be found scribbling, drawing, colouring and painting. Receiving paints or paper for my birthday or Christmas was always exciting for me. I continued my interest into high school and then from there I enrolled in sculpture, drawing and painting courses at UBC, Canada as part of my B.Ed degree. I have travelled and lived in several parts of the globe and exhibited my work in the 1990s in Kenya. I was also accepted for immigration to Australia from Kenya as an artist. Whist teaching and bringing up my family, I enrolled in many art courses and continued painting as a serious hobby. Since moving to the Gold Coast in 2021 from Perth, I now have plenty of time to paint.

Art in all its forms has always interested me from an early age which then developed into a more serious pursuit when I enrolled in courses in drawing, painting, design and sculpture at the University of British Columbia, Canada whilst completing a BEd degree. Photos and memories of my extensive travels around the world provide my main inspiration in addition to just allowing the free flow of paint on paper to stimulate my imagination encapsulating a wide range of visual effects, often in a semi abstract way for viewers to make individual interpretations. I particularly enjoy the fluidity and luminosity of water colours. Living in Kenya in the 1990s provided spectacular scenery and many opportunities to paint which then led to several successful solo exhibitions at the Goethe Institute, British Council and Nairobi Safari Club. Many of my paintings are in private collections around the world. I was very fortunate to be able to immigrate to Australia as an artist on the basis of my portfolio of artwork. Family and teaching took precedence in the intervening years but I continued to complete a variety of art courses and paint whenever possible. My recent move to Coolangatta, Qld from Perth in 2021 enabled me to focus exclusively on painting which is wonderful because I now have plenty of the time to explore a variety of mediums including the abstract effects of water colours and alcohol inks on a variety of surfaces including yupo paper. Becoming a member of the Royal Queensland Society of Art has also provided an excellent opportunity to exhibit my work and meet local artists. My focus in the future is to continue to explore a variety of mediums, colour relationships, movement and shapes as well as seeking opportunities to integrate, diversify and refine my artwork.