Barbara Northen is one of the first featured artists that we have been lucky enough to collaborate with at The Rural Business Community. Her beautiful paintings bring life to our conference centre and reception.
She is experienced in using all media, including watercolour, and now combines them when appropriate. Most interested in the effects of light and colour, she paints any subject that appeals at the time, so that the work can be figurative or quite abstract. Often preferring to start outside and finish away from the subject, she uses shapes from her portraits, life and animal drawings to create small wood engravings and monoprints or incorporates them into larger works.