Hilary Barber

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Hilary Barber is an artist living and working in the heart of the Pennines near Haworth in West Yorkshire. She is a trained graphic designer and landscape architect but for over ten years she has kept chickens, horses and rare breed sheep. She works in mixed media – mostly pastels, acrylics and coloured pencil. The sheep pictures are largely created using coloured pencil and are of her own flock of Greyface Dartmoors, an old breed renowned for its long, heavy and lustrous fleece.
Each original sheep study is hand drawn on A2 sized white satin art board using Derwent Studio Coloured Pencils on a digitalised coloured background.
Each picture takes about a week to produce after carefully selecting images of the artist’s own sheep that best illustrate their distinctive character.
Each original sheep study is hand drawn on A2 sized white satin art board using Derwent Studio Coloured Pencils on a digitalised coloured background.
Each picture takes about a week to produce after carefully selecting images of the artist’s own sheep that best illustrate their distinctive character.