Barb Thoms

Barb Thoms is one of the founding members of the Mandurah Plein Air Artists.  She enjoys time spent painting outdoors, being in the moment and capturing beautiful surroundings.  

Travelling has stimulated her artistic development and provides the subject matter for most of her paintings.  It was during her travels that the joy of painting “en plein air” became evident. 

Barb says “Painting en plein air focuses the senses. It connects you directly with your subject and enhances the comprehension of colour and light. Being able to capture and convey that sense of place leaves an indelible memory of a fleeting moment in time”.

Her distinctive palette knife technique creates an energetic response to the landscape, engaging and impacting the viewer. 

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