Sunday, March 15, 2015

Barbara Russon - Visual Artist. Exhibition for the Umbrella Club 1995.

Barbara Russon
Barbara Russon was a visual artist, who sadly passed away in 2007. Among her many exhibitions, she Coventry Arts Umbrella Club in 1995, which I think was at the Coventry Evening Telegraph offices and Coventry Cathedral. I wasn't living in Coventry at that stage so wasn't able to see it but she was a fascinating artist who, as it states on her website -
held one for the
"was born in Wednesbury in the heart of the English Black Country. Her inspiration has greatly been drawn from areas such as Ironbridge, and the Midland Canals, with a special interest in Bridges, Iron, Brick, Stone and Concrete.

Barbara studied at Wolverhampton College of Art, taught Art in Sri Lanka, has illustrated the West Sussex Gazette, has designed silk screen for decorative glassware, has illustrated and designed for Iliffe Publications, has worked as a scenic artist at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, and has painted six pantomimes, at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing, and the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.

But Barbara is best known for her explorative and prolific artwork, for the strength of her canvasses, and for her imaginative interpretation of romantic and feminine themes."

1995Umbrella Club, Spon End, Coventry;
Coventry Evening Telegraph; Coventry Cathedral.

A visit to her website will reveal more about her work and exhibitions, which encompasses Canals and Bridges - Places and Romances, Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale, William Shakespeare Plays - illustrations, Kenilworth castle and family and Friends.

Barbara Russon's Website

A Couple of Examples of her work.

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