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Barbara Shaw

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Artwork for Barbara Shaw

Stitched Portrait of Paul Thomas


By the Sea


Winter Boots

Self Portrait



How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My artwork is an impression of what I see and experience. Subjects include portraits, landscapes, town and village life, architecture, buildings, flora and fauna and still life's. Having recently moved to Herefordshire I am enjoying exploring this rural county with inspiration for my art around every corner.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist is my way of understanding the world and sharing it with others. Pictures speak a thousand words and dialogue does not convey what I feel.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I create art in textiles by handstitching together many carefully chosen scraps of fabric. I call myself a textile artist as from a distance my work resembles painted pictures.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

On social media I regularly share progress of and my completed pictures as well as what inspires the art. Short videos show how I work. Please visit ;;

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I am a self-taught textile artist and have developed my own distinctive style of working. I have exhibited in Museums and Galleries including The Oxford Museum of Natural History and a piece of my work was hung in an exhibition in Parliament. I have also been Artist-in-Residence at 2 National Trust Properties; I was filmed for 'Junk Rescue', a CBeebies programme which was aired in 2019 and I subsequently invited to take part in the BBC Summer Social where the Junk Rescue team and I gave workshops to over 400 children,.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

h.Art 2021 Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, Herefordshire
h.Art 2022 Paul's Metalwork, Kingstone, Herefordshire

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Oil & Oak, 3 Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5DF
Old Chapel Gallery, East Street, Pembridge, Herefordshire HR6 9HB
Timothy Hawkins Gallery 14 Church Street, Hereford HR1 2 LR

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