Barbara Tassell

Photographer and Artist


Grounded in my love of the colours, textures and shapes to be found in both natural and man-made environments I base my work around photographs, although I am not looking for a perfect representation of what I see, but one that captures the essence of a place whilst leaving some interpretation to the imagination of the viewer. As I work with the original images new forms evolve; these retain some elements of the source, but perhaps move towards a more painterly interpretation.  As a Bruny Island artist, much of my work has been influenced by the rich tapestry of the local environment, but I have been interested to see the wonderful effects that can result if images from Bruny Island are blended with those of further afield.