© All material on this website, Barbara Strathdee, 2019.

 The Seventies


Painted in my Trieste studio during the 1970s, these are portraits of friends and family in New Zealand.  By this time I had lived in London and Italy for ten years.

The portraits are an indication of homesickness.  I was alternating between series of abstract paintings and my search for a way to paint figures, with influences ranging from Renaissance to English Pop Art.


All works are painted from photographs. 

Andy 1973
acrylic on paper
Private Collection
Four Friends 1972 - detail
acrylic on board
Mike & Sarah 1972
acrylic and collage on board