Darling Downs artist illustrates the simple life
WORKING from a renovated shearing shed, artist Barbara Hancock has exhibited the raw colours and emotion as you look west of the Great Dividing Range.
Mrs Hancock displayed 23 acrylic-on-canvas paintings as part of her Heading in the Same Direction exhibit at Roma on Bungil Gallery on Friday night.
The people revelled as Mrs Hancock took them on a journey through her impressionistic art, which she said encapsulates her surrounds from growing up in rural Queensland.
"Most of my painting on display are landscapes, because that's what I know, I lived on a property in Wandoan for more than 30 years and we've run a grazing business for almost all of our lives,” Mrs Hancock said.
"I grew up on a cattle property, I know all about the landscapes and you paint what you know.
"I've always drawn and painted from a young age and I've just enjoyed it and developed.”
Her latest piece The Brigalow Sunset, a large triptych of abstract impressionism, left the dilettantes in awe.