LOCAL ART: Barbara Hancock standing with her latest piece The Brigalow Sunset at the Heading in the Same Direction art exhibition in Roma.
LOCAL ART: Barbara Hancock standing with her latest piece The Brigalow Sunset at the Heading in the Same Direction art exhibition in Roma. James Liveris

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.


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