An artist has appealed for help restoring an archive of her recent work after thieves stole her laptop and hard drive while she was on holiday.
Barbara Taylor-Harris, from Lyddington, was in Spain when her hand luggage was taken from a car. Along with irreplaceable family photos , she also lost the only copies of her last three years’ of work and exhibitions.
Barbara, who runs the annual Art In Lyddington events, said: “I am devastated by what has happened. I had been planning to re-catalogue my work while I was in Spain and never expected that my hand luggage would be stolen.
“I had done a lot of preparation for my new theme, dramatic light, which has also been lost.
“With the trauma of the event and the work involved in reporting the theft and replacing stolen passports I could not concentrate or get enthused again to paint at the time.”
Barbara has appealed to anyone who has bought her work or visited her exhibitions during the last three years to get in touch.
She said: “I would like to try to rebuild my art archive with the help of all my customers who bought a piece of work from my last exhibition, Movement, Energy and Light at the Victoria Hall, Oakham, in December and What is Paint and What is Not at the Harbour Gallery, Whitwell, in October.
“I would also like to hear from anyone who owns a piece of my work from any other exhibition as I’m missing many other photos of my work,” she said.
Barbara can be reached at email@example.com.
Thankfully the trauma of the theft has begun to wear off. Just this week Barbara has started work on a new series of abstracts on the theme of dramatic light.
This work will link to her energy flow theme from last year
The next opportunity to see more of her work will be in June at Victoria Hall.