"“Barbara Derrick and I have been working together for two years, collaborating on art installations for a sculpture trail and exhibitions internationally. We have more collaborative work planned for this year and next. Barbara is a powerful and inspirational artist, sensitive to natural forces and the dreams and inner life of her audience. Our ‘medicine wheel’ installation at the Billericay Arts Festival Sculpture Trail was achieved with tireless tutoring by video link. Barbara sharing her knowledge and techniques selflessly. Everyone who sees the ‘spirit mask’ exhibit at the Broken Branches Art of Transformation Exhibition is deeply moved and inspired to produce their own creations, both adults and children. Barbara is a strong, inspiring woman and I am grateful to be part of the journey and to be able to watch her achieve all she sets out to do."
September 1, 2015, Lesley worked directly with Barbara at Portage College"