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Barbara is not Grandma Moses in style or age but closing in on the age. Regardless, she is returning to what she loves best: art. Her style is abstract with an emphasis on color and negative space. Always experimenting and incorporating new media and techniques, her works are diverse yet there is a consistency in her use of color.
"Transience intrigues me, and that is what I try to capture in my work with color and negative space: a sense of looking through or beyond time, another dimension or even an unknown."
Pursuing her interest in art, Barbara studied photography in St. Louis back in the day when it was film and darkrooms. With a move from St. Louis, she returned to school receiving a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. Exposure to children's art with its bright colors and spontaneity influences her work as do nature and music.
Overall, Barbara's works are small but filled with color and passion. There is a sense of controlled abandon, allowing things to happen yet with direction.
"Controlled abandon? Maybe. But I think it comes down to chance. And by chance I mean looking for an opening or opportunities in a work as it changes. That, for me, is when art becomes electric.
I work in acrylics and mix my media at times to achieve texture. However, recently I have returned to photography, digitizing many of my images. The style changes to suit the image, but I continue to work small. I like small and it allows me to print my own work so I get the colors I want. Unless I'm running behind, I also mat and frame my own works .
Digital is exciting and nearly obsessive as the possibilities are endless, as are the surprises: not much different than painting. A huge part of me is pulling [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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