As in her first "Petit carnet" Kisetsu, Barbara paints in watercolour, sitting or standing, with her watercolour palette brought back from Japan. Her work is spare, poetic, often left unfinished, allowing the imagination to wander. Her own unique blend of colour and black strokes describe the world around her. Far from painting a catalogue or tourist guide to the antipodes, the travelling artist has decided that the journey begins downstairs. She unfurls a red thread in three parts: flâneuse / chlorophylle / gourmande / And she lets us discover some authentic and tasty neighbourhoods - Flagey Molenbeek Marolles Châtelain Ixelles - while revealing a few secrets for our next trip.
Barbara works as an architect in a Brussels office. Whenever she has a free moment, she sets off to draw and paint the world, whether travelling or simply in Belgium. Twice a month, she runs an art workshop in a care home for people with dementia, and gives private drawing lessons.
Her blog gives practical advice on creativity in general, and drawing and watercolour in particular. She is also very active in the Urban Sketchers community in Belgium.
She works mainly with ballpoint pen, Indian ink and pencil, combined with watercolour.