Creative expression is for me, a fundamental need and has been a constant throughout my life.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Barbara Frensel has been compelled to draw, paint and design since she was a child. Primarily self-taught, Barbara paints from intuition and feeling.
“I’m drawn to the power and expanse of the natural world and the depth of feeling it evokes.” The exploration of colour, movement and emotion are her motivation. Barbara is inspired by the introduction of vibrant colour and energy to the canvas and watching them collide in creative expression. "Painting in oil is exciting as it allows for layering, luminosity, dimension and depth".
As a younger artist, Barbara explored classic painting techniques and styles. The beauty of the Uxbridge countryside has inspired her to paint in a freer more organic way. Much of her work is about capturing inspirational moments in which we feel deeply connected to the world around us.
Having lived in the Uxbridge area for over 25 years, Barbara has grown up with, been inspired by and creatively fed by the arts community and studio tour. "It is an honour to join the tour again this year"