From her first solo exhibition in 1994, and all that followed, Barbara has sought to convey what it feels like to breathe the air of the places she chooses to paint. This is often close to home, around the sea and the river, in the Western Australian light which has a clarity like no other. In this exhibition she has discovered some unexpected and unexplored views looking back to shore from the river itself. Barbara Chapman is a professional artist who has studied at WAIT (now Curtin university) and Claremont school of art. She worked at the Art Gallery of Western Australia for eleven years from 1970 and was in charge of the Historical Collection 1977-81. From 1981-1984 she was Curator of Fine Art at Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania. Returning to W.A. to concentrate on painting, she also worked part-time as a freelance Curator and as Art Consultant to the R and I Bank 1985-1991 and Edith Cowan University 1990-2006. Barbara has also written several books on artists and numerous art catalogues.