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RepresentationHouse of van Baars Gallery
Wilson, NC - 252-230-9797 or 252-230-4238Recent Blog PostsA new cook book from the Horne United Me...Posted on 11/2/2018 3:55:38 PMGrandmother's BarnPosted on 10/19/2018 2:42:56 PMWords from a employee of a FASO userPosted on 8/1/2018 3:49:47 PMBoot CampPosted on 6/4/2018 5:08:49 PMMile of HopePosted on 6/1/2018 5:09:20 PMLetters to be sentPosted on 5/28/2018 3:42:05 PMMy early workPosted on 5/26/2018 3:29:53 PMHotdogsPosted on 5/11/2018 11:29:27 AMOriginals over printsPosted on 5/7/2018 2:20:28 PMThe cow ditchPosted on 5/4/2018 2:28:14 PMBiography
Hello! I am Frans van Baars, and I have been a visual artist for more than forty-five years. A graduate of the Ivy School of Art in Pittsburgh, PA in 1969, I been painting on interesting subjects on location ranging from barns in Ohio to coastal scenes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. While I live in eastern North Carolina and do much painting in this area, I have traveled throughout the United States, Europe, and several other continents to capture the splendor of majestic architecture and the beauty of nature.
As a native of Holland who came to the United States in 1956, I became a US citizen, and served in the US Navy Submarine Service during the cold war period. Prior to coming to the US, I traveled the world as a merchant seaman. I began my art career after neck and back injuries forced me to retire from the Navy.
I have done promotional art and other art in civic, commercial, and church settings, including murals and other commissioned work. I have also coordinated set design for theatrical productions and opera. I use a variety of media for painting, including watercolors, acrylics, oils. I have taught classes at community colleges in eastern North Carolina. I established the curriculum for the art department at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC. I enjoy teaching and provide private instruction on request. I love to travel, and am hoping to take a group of artists to The Netherlands in 2016 to see the largest “steam festival” in the world.
If you have a subject or area that you would like immortalized in a painting, I would be delighted to work with you to help capture its beauty. Please call, write, or e-mail me so that we can begin the work of preserving your favorite [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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