Barbara Skingle Diploma in Painting (with Distinction), MFA

I have been painting portraits for some time now, mostly self-portraits to begin with. I have taught painting and drawing in Canada (where I was born), and I now reside in London, United Kingdom. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my work.

I love the physicality of oil paint. At times I paint very thinly and at other times I use a thick impasto, but always I try to put meaning into the way I paint, and not just into what I paint.

Favourite quotes:

"The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him but what he sees inside himself."
- Caspar David Friedrich

" ... I consider nothing that is human alien to me."
- Terence

"Our two soules therefore, which are one
Though I must goe, endure not yet
A breach, but an expansion
Like gold to ayery thinnesse beate."
- John Donne, from 'A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning'