Newsletter Editor, Barb Lormans

Newsletter editor Barb Lormans has been elected to the committee for the second year in succession. A teacher at St Mary’s Primary School, Blenheim, Barb’s main interests are literacy, the arts and the environment.

Barb’s passion for the arts goes back to her childhood on a farm in Southland. Her father painted in oils and her mother enjoyed a wide range of artistic activities from floral art to textile printing; and Barb followed suit. Today, she herself explores many forms of art such as drawing, acrylics, pastel and mixed media, including paper clay sculptures.

Barb has been a member of the Marlborough Arts Society for about four years. As well as her teacher’s training accreditation, Barb has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Helen Ballinger