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LISL

BARRY

Lisl Barry is originally from Cape Town, a graphic art graduate (Cape Technikon 1991) who majored in Printmaking and Photography. She lived with her nature conservation husband and their two young daughters on a remote nature reserve in the Little Karoo (Gamkaberg) for 23 years and they then relocated to Oudtshoorn in 2017 where her studio is now based. This lifestyle of being immersed in nature has greatly influenced her work and her perception of the world. She is passionate about the environment and natural living.

 

Lisl began painting watercolours in earnest in 1985 at the age of 15, and oils in 2001. Her graphic design background (pre-digital technology) shaped the way she sees everyday scenes around her as a graphic interplay of light, colours, textures and shapes; she is constantly aware of the striking and the subtle patterns within them; and of the tensions and energies created between shapes and lines. Of how all these aspects can be used within her compositions to inspire emotion.

 

“I believes that art, in any form, is vital to opening our eyes anew to the world around us – to make us see everyday things or situations in a way which we may not have previously experienced and, regarding her own work specifically, to reflect upon our relationship as humans to the environment, on a local and global level. 

 

These paintings, done at the height of lockdown restrictions, spoke of my longing to wander outside in nature. The cathartic process of painting nature inspired pieces at least worked to quiet some of the confused voices inside my head. A re-shift in focus can do wonders. Especially when nature is the focus.”

Lisl Barry

Skaaphond (Dog of the Sheep)

Oil on canvas

510x250x45mm

R4500.00

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Lisl Barry

Bird on a Wire

Oil on canvas

40cmx65cmx4,5cm

R5400.00

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Lisl Barry

Awaiting Weavers

Oil on canvas

65x40x4,5cm  

R5400.00

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Lisl Barry

Sentinels-of-the-Sky

Oil on canvas

250x300x45cm

R2800.00

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