Barbara Rousseau
Pastel Artist
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Barbara lives in Hampshire, on the edge of the New Forest.  She is a member of the Society of 
 
Floral Painters (SFP) and numerous local art groups.   She has had her paintings hung in many local 
 
exhibitions including the Salisbury Playhouse and St Barbe's Museum, Lymington. 
 
Her pastels have also been selected for exhibitions in London at both the Westminster and Mall 
 
Galleries for the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Society of Women Artists.  In February 2012 
 
she was acknowledged by her peers, when she had her painting "Storm over Dubrovnik" selected for 
 
exhibition by the Pastel Society at the Mall Galleries.  
 
She was the SAA Artist of the Year in 2006 having won first place from over 4000 entries, with her 
 
painting of a Sally Lightfoot Crab from the Galapagos Islands.  A Photo of the painting may be seen in

her "Sold Gallery".

Barbara has a passion for the tactility and vibrancy of pastels.  Her subjects are gathered from 
 
extensive travels around the world.  She will paint anything that touches her heart.  She teaches 
 
private lessons on a one to one basis to suit you.  She first took up painting 20 years ago after being diagnosed

with Meniere's Disease.  The symtoms of which cause dizziness, tinnitus and deafness.  She will donate 10%

of all internet sales from this web site to the Meniere's Society.
 
Barbara has recently become an author.  She is writing a series of small books for children based 
 
around a theme of recycling plastic.  The first 2 books in the series have been printed and are now 
 
available.


 

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