Barbara Peirson

Barbara Peirson is an East Anglian artist having studied Fine Art at Colchester School of Art after first training as an actor.

Perhaps Barbara's roots in theatre has given a sense of narrative in her works, though this narrative is elusive. The landscapes and the figures that appear in them appear neither real nor wholly imagined, evoking a world half remembered. 

Originating from the North East of England, she now lives in the coastal marshlands of Essex, painting from her studio, a stone’s throw from the river which washes in and out with the tide, where the sea and land merge in mud flats, tidal creeks, and flooded fields providing a continuous backdrop to fleeting moments.

A member of the esteemed Contemporary British Painting group, Barbara exhibits nationally and has work held in private and public collections both in the UK and abroad.