Kim Barter draws inspiration from the landscape, observing and immersing herself in its power, beauty and fragility.  Working from sketchbooks filled with drawings, paint splotches, rubbings and notes, Barter’s gestural style evokes sensations of wonder, layered with colour, texture and line. 

Barter’s mark-making stems from a process of intuition, her time in the studio a period of intense reflection and consideration.  She begins working in a way that attempts to remove all the words and visual ‘reality’ of the landscape, searching for an unselfconscious response to share her feelings and thoughts. Her work serves as a reminder to herself and others of the beauty of Australia’s terrain.

Kim Barter lives and works in Central Victoria.


"The power and beauty of the natural world we all inhabit ,as well as the human condition fascinates me."