Barb

  LATEST NEWS
Updated 17 February 2013.


Besides having paintings on display at her own Kowhai Watercolour Studio located at 600 Wyuna Bay Road, Coromandel, Barbara also has work for sale at the "Port Road Gallery in Whangamata and at the Millwood Gallery in Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington.

The Great Coromandel Arts Tour is back on again after a 2 year gap!!  Planning is well underway, so start organising your visit to be in Coro-  mandel for the weekends 04-05 and 11-12 of May .  For more information, visit the tour website
www.coromandelartstour.co.nz




GALLERY VISITOR COMMENTS:

Bruce, Tauranga, N.Z.
"Jaw dropping colour and intensity".

Michael & Jo, Wareham, Dorset, UK
"An inspiration to those of us who keep trying"

Cathy, Kaimarama, NZ
"Vibrant, alive, passionate!"

Janette & George, Wellington, N.Z.
"Paintings with feeling".

Alice & Joe, USA
"Still our favourite artist".

E & A, from  B.C., CANADA
"The canvases come to life"

Graham, Hamilton, N.Z.
"You have undressed the landscape and discovered the under truth"

Karen, Coromandel, N.Z.
"An asset to our town".

Born in Germany, Barbara trained for 5 years in Art and Design (3 years in textiles and 2 years in ceramic/product design) at Fachhochschule (College of Design) in Krefeld, Germany. After graduating in the textile medium, Barbara worked as an employee with, amongst others, the international company Vereinigte Seidenwebereien A.G. (United Silk Weaving Company) in Krefeld, and also as a freelance fabric designer.

In 1984, Barbara migrated to south-west Ireland where she established a studio and became widely known for her creative achievements in both ceramics and watercolour painting. In 1990 she moved to New Zealand and established the Kowhai Water Colour Studio in Coromandel, and in 1993 was joined by local artist Patrick Greene. 2004 saw the opening of a fully dedicated gallery in her new cliff top home, overlooking Long Bay. In April 2005 Barbara attended The Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney under the tutelage of David Briggs and Rod Wong.

Barbara´s paintings form part of numerous private and corporate collections, both in New Zealand and overseas, including that of internationally recognised artist and collector, the late Roy Dalgarno.

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Barbara is a regular entrant in art competitions, and her recent  results include:


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SELECTED FINALIST, 28th Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Whakatane Summer Arts. Whakatane.

RUNNER-UP to PREMIER, Waitakere Trust Art Awards, Corban's Winery, Henderson, Auckland.

FIRST PRIZE, Celebrating the Arts Festival, Paeroa.

SELECTED FINALIST,  Estuary Artworks Exhibition,
Uxbridge Gallery, Howick.

MERIT AWARD, 40th Waihi Summer Festival, Waihi.

SELECTED FINALIST, Waitakere Trust Art Awards, Corban's Winery, Henderson, Auckland.

SELECTED FINALIST, North Shore City Art Awards, Mairangi Arts Centre, Mairangi Bay.

SUPREME AWARD WINNER
plus 2nd oil/acrylic  section, Franklin Art Festival, Pukekohe.

SELECTED FINALIST, Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards,Blenheim.

SELECTED FINALIST, 25th Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Whakatane Summer Arts. Whakatane.
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2010
RUNNER-UP to SUPREME ART AWARD,  Waihi Summer Festival, Waihi.
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2009
RUNNER-UP to PREMIER, Waitakere Trust Art Awards, Corban's Winery, Henderson, Auckland.
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2009
PREMIER AWARD WINNER
Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award, Waiheke Island.
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2009
FIRST PRIZE, Watercolour Section
Taranaki Art Awards, Opunake, Taranaki.
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SELECTED FINALIST, North Shore City Art Awards, Mairangi Arts Centre, Mairangi Bay.
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SELECTED FINALIST, Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards, Blenheim.
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HIGHLY COMMENDED, Wai Art Awards, Carterton.
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SELECTED FINALIST, 24th Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards, Whakatane Summer Arts, Whakatane.
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2008
2 paintings, SELECTED FINALISTS, Tauranga National Art Awards, Tauranga.
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2008
HIGHLY COMMENDED, Watercolour Section ---
Taranaki Art Awards, Opunake.

 

  




                    OTHER MAJOR AWARDS

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PREMIER AWARD WINNER, North Shore City Art Awards, Mairangi Art Centre, Mairangi Bay
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FIRST PRIZE, Professional Watercolour,
BEST WATERCOLOUR IN SHOW (Raye Hannam Memorial Rosebowl), and Royal Agricultural Society Gold Medallion MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTIST IN SHOW --
 Royal Easter Show, Auckland.






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Barbara has received numerous other competition awards at Cambridge, Franklin, Paeroa, Tauranga, Thames, Tokoroa and Waihi.
In addition to these awards, she has also been a selected exhibitor at the prestigious North Shore (1995), and Norsewear and Molly Morpeth Canaday (1996) competitions.
Since arriving in New Zealand, Barbara has held numerous exhibitions, both solo and combined, throughout the North Island, and was the invited guest judge at the Waihi Summer Arts Festival in 2003 and at the Thames Society of Arts Summer Festival in 2008.

Overseas
Barbara has had her work included in a limited edition art calendar ("Galerie", 2001) which was distributed worldwide by international art publishers, Te Neues, and has also been an invited feature writer for the Australian Artist Magazine (June 2006 and December 2007).

Additionally, she has held solo exhibitions have been held in Germany(Bingen and Krefeld), Ireland (Cork and Killarney) and Osaka, Japan.

In Ireland, Barbara was awarded 1st prize in the National Painting Competition in Bantry and was also a selected exhibitor at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin in both 1988 and 1989.

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