Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham on SCRAN

New images by Scottish artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912 -2004) have been added to Scran, the learning resource service which GSA library users have access to via the catalogue. The Fife-born artist who was best known for her representational and abstract works -which drew inspiration from landscapes- was a member of the St Ives Society of Artists and later became a founding member of the splinter group of artists, the Penwith Society of Arts. She was well traveled throughout the course of her life and her works range from representational drawings of the views around St Ives, to abstract pictures inspired by her walks in the Swiss Alps, and later to an expressionist style following visits to Spain. Her connection to the natural world and her experimentation with composition, shape and colour are striking motifs as is the energy explicit in her painting style. Access to these new resources can be gained at the link to 'Shibboleth Log In' using a MyGSA username and password.