BARBARA SHEPARD
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire - United Kingdom



Original Artworks (15)

Barbara Shepard; Tango  Yanina  Y Neri, 2012, Original Printmaking Giclee, 26.5 x 24.5 cm. Artwork description: 241  One of a series of paintings of Tango dancers based on photos I took of Argentine dancers visiting the UK to take part in the Oxford International Tango Festival. These Photos were digitally enhanced to form a bases for the painting  ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Giclee, 2012
26.5 x 24.5 cm (10.4 x 9.6 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Life Cycles 3, 1986, Original Printmaking Giclee, 61 x 76 cm. Artwork description: 241  Barbara E Shepard's choice of form, shape and colour comes from a passion for the beauty and powerful forces that exist in the natural world. As much as she has a love for the appearance of things, it is the underlying psychological meanings that interest her. ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Giclee, 1986
61 x 76 cm (24.0 x 29.9 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Fruity, 1986, Original Painting Oil, 86.5 x 86 cm.
Barbara Shepard
Original Oil Painting, 1986
86.5 x 86 cm (34.1 x 33.9 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Life Cycles 1, 1986, Original Printmaking Giclee, 61 x 76 cm. Artwork description: 241    Barbara E Shepard's choice of form, shape and colour comes from a passion for the beauty and powerful forces that exist in the natural world. As much as she has a love for the appearance of things, it is the underlying psychological meanings that interest her. ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Giclee, 1986
61 x 76 cm (24.0 x 29.9 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Life Cycles 2, 1986, Original Printmaking Giclee, 61 x 76 cm. Artwork description: 241   Barbara E Shepard's choice of form, shape and colour comes from a passion for the beauty and powerful forces that exist in the natural world. As much as she has a love for the appearance of things, it is the underlying psychological meanings that interest her. ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Giclee, 1986
61 x 76 cm (24.0 x 29.9 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Birchcliffe In Blue And Purple, 1992, Original Printmaking Giclee, 22 x 17.5 cm. Artwork description: 241  This is one of a series of pastel landscape pictures of winter landscape views from of the artists window. It is a view over the town of Hebden Bridge.  ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Giclee, 1992
22 x 17.5 cm (8.7 x 6.9 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Nutclough Woods, 1992, Original Printmaking Giclee, 27 x 37 cm. Artwork description: 241  In the early 1990's the artist created a number of colourful pastel landscape pictures of her immediate locality. These are straightforward studies from nature of a much loved landscape.     ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Giclee, 1992
27 x 37 cm (10.6 x 14.6 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Woman Seated, 1987, Original Painting Ink, 43 x 38 cm. Artwork description: 241     Ink brush drawing and wash of model.     ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Ink Painting, 1987
43 x 38 cm (16.9 x 15.0 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; When She Was Dreaming , 1992, Original Painting Oil, 91 x 107 cm. Artwork description: 241  Whilst studying for a Masters in 'Women' s Studies' , Barbara E Shepard also engaged in a period of psychotherapy. These influences led to a large series of self- portraits that play with the concept of the nude in' fine art' , and led to the 2 woman exhibition' ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Oil Painting, 1992
91 x 107 cm (35.8 x 42.1 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Reclining Nude, 2010, Original Watercolor, 19.5 x 22 cm. Artwork description: 241      This is one of a series of studies of the male nude concerned with re- configuring the male in art. Whereas the subject of the female nude has been the subject of feminist deconstruction, stereotypical images of the male in art have gone relatively unchallenged. The tradition ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Watercolor, 2010
19.5 x 22 cm (7.7 x 8.7 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Tango Dancers  Eleanora A..., 2009, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20 x 27 cm. Artwork description: 241     One of a series of paintig of Tango dancers of dancers visiting the UK from Argentina. These are worked from photographs The artist took whilst the dancers were performing to the public.    ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Giclee, 2009
20 x 27 cm (7.9 x 10.6 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Tango  Monica Y Omar Ocampos , 2012, Original Printmaking Giclee, 22.5 x 22 cm. Artwork description: 241    One of a series of paintig of Tango dancers of dancers visiting the UK from Argentina. These are worked from photographs The artist took whilst the dancers were performing to the public.   ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Giclee, 2012
22.5 x 22 cm (8.9 x 8.7 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Tango  Andres And Genoveva 2, 2011, Original Printmaking Giclee, 20.5 x 23.5 cm. Artwork description: 241  Tango dancers - part of a series of photographs and paintings of tango dances. This is the second water colour painting of these dancers worked from a photograph taken by the artist.  ...
Barbara Shepard
Original Giclee, 2011
20.5 x 23.5 cm (8.1 x 9.3 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Sleepy Head, 2011, Original Watercolor, 20 x 23.5 cm.
Barbara Shepard
Original Watercolor, 2011
20 x 23.5 cm (7.9 x 9.3 inches)
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Barbara Shepard; Modesty  , 2012, Original Painting Oil, 80 x 100 cm.
Barbara Shepard
Original Oil Painting, 2012
80 x 100 cm (31.5 x 39.4 inches)
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Artist Statement

Although I had a grounding in many techniques and processes and an academic training in drawing and painting from nature, archetecture and the model, my early work became abstracted and sometimes it was in 3d or relief using mixed media.

Gradually it honed down into painting and drawing mainly due to studio restriction and other themes to do with the body started to emerge. I moved away from abstraction and in the late 1980's and early 1990's themes were to do with redefining the feminine and picturing the female nude from a female perspective.

My current work is concerned with different aspects of human expression and especially a different face of masculinity. It seeks to re-configure the male in art. I am interested in how this translates into the aesthetics of a pictorial image, creating beauty in composition, colour and mark making.

Taken from a close up perspective, they explore female desire and male vulnerability. The male model is the observed rather than the observer. It isnít an attempt to do a role reversal and objectify the male but to illuminate aspects of male character little seen on public view. Composed of close up parts of the body, the viewer is invited be drawn into the scene and inhabit the landscape of the body.

I am also creating water colours of dance couples that are worked from photographs I took of Tango dancers. These are intended as starting points for larger paintings. They picture a dramatic display of intimacy. The focus is to do with the emotional quality of connection between the dancers as shown in facial and bodily expression.


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