BARBARA REID'S PAINTING STYLE
As is the case with many of the female western desert painters, Barbara employs the creamy thick textures that have such a tactile quality. They do, after all, represent the earth where everything begins and ends. The traditional painters such as Barbara are very conscious of the skin of the earth. It is an interesting exercise to watch her paint as Barbara has mastered the flow and juddering, joined dotted line which is also characteristic of the paintings from Balgo.
Barbara’s paintings are held in major galleries in Australia and overseas.