Barbara Lea combines travel with drawing and painting, bringing home sketchbooks of material which form the basis for her finished paintings in oil, acrylic and water colour. People, interiors, landscapes and still-lives all fuel her passion. Her drawing lines, whether in diluted paint, ink or pencil, are often visible to some extent giving her art an impression of spontaneity.
She rarely accepts commissions, preferring to retain the interpretation she has created. A life-long sketcher, Barbara Lea has honed her painting skills under the mentorship of artist Sadko Hadzihasanovic during the past 15 years.
She has been exhibiting in group shows and independently since 2001.