Barbara McGirr: Watercolour and Collage

Drawing and colour are very important to me, and this is reflected in the skill of botanical painting and the joy of working in collage.

My training and work as a free-lance textile designer led to botanical painting. I am a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and I exhibit in this country and abroad. I have sold work in Tokyo, Denmark, Israel, New York, and Palmengarten in Frankfurt.

I have also produced designs for wallpaper, ceramics and carpets and after moving to Ely, I illustrated children’s books.

All forms of printing give me pleasure particularly screen printing which I taught to Art Foundation students at Reigate and St Albans Colleges of Art.

Collage takes me back to my love of architectural and abstract forms and allows me to be more experimental and on the architectural side it has been a privilage to exhibit with Ouse Life in Ely Cathedral.

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