CARLYLE, Barbara

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Barbara Carlyle was born in London and has lived in Woking, Surrey for most of her life. As an artistic child, her mother took her to both the Tate Gallery and the National Gallery. She moved to East Anglia, surroundings which give rise to open skies and with a soft undulating lie of the land, and with the light reflecting off the surrounding sea, her work uses powerful colours with oil paint, preferring the use of a palette knife instead of brushes, giving texture to her work. Her paintings are inspired by the sea and local rivers, sometimes with jostling boats or massive cargo ships, which appear beautiful and majestic. She has also painted many other scenes, especially in Kenya, Turkey, Norway, and Switzerland. A member of the the Bury St Edmund's Art Society and exhibied her work at the Ferini Art Gallery, Pakefield, Suffolk, the Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmund's with other exhibitions in Norfolk and Suffolk. Her work has received critical acclaim by Peter Baldwin, a university lecturer in art history and other influential people in the art world.

Works by This Artist