Barbara Böhlke was born in Swakopmund and now lives in Windhoek. Böhlke received her Honours Degree in Fine Art in 1988 and has been an active part of the Namibian art community ever since. Böhlke has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally. She is well known for her large-scale painterly works. While she is often inspired by the expansive landscapes and skies of Namibia Böhlke says that her works “mostly reflect a psychological ‘inner’ space, rather than describing a physical space”. Böhlke’s most recent solo exhibition, ‘Shifting Horizons’ was held at StArt Art Gallery in February 2018. In this exhibition, the artist worked with ash, charcoal, white acrylic as well as otjize pigment and yellow ochres which are found in Kaoko, northern Namibia. Böhlke also exhibited as part of StArt Art Gallery's group show ‘Being Here’ in 2017. To see more of Böhlke's work visit her website.