Josie Barraclough’s paintings reflect her individualistic interpretation of East Coast landscapes in oil and mixed media.
Born in Scarborough but now working permanently out of her studio in Liversedge, Josie works in a naturalistic style, with inspiration for the work evident in nature, including animal and plant life as well as landscape influences.
She has a sense of color that explores vibrant shades using layering and scraping techniques to create texture that results in paintings that are vibrant, luminous and full of interest, reinforced by her preference for working with oil. outside.
Leaving Batley Art College, Josie entered the profession of design and illustration, which took her work to the Australian rainforest.
After a successful career in commercial art, Josie decided to pursue the fine art route, building on her experiences and training at Batley Art College. This was done in conjunction with his dedication to arts education – becoming Head of Arts at Bradford Grammar School.
Josie exhibits regularly and this will be her sixth exhibition at the Bingley Gallery, where the intimate setting presents an ideal environment for her paintings produced from sketches on location in North Yorkshire.
The pan-tiled roofs of this area of the coast fascinate and are a regular theme for Josie.
The exhibition runs until June 26. It is open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.