Featured Artist Working in Oils
I paint with my heart, bringing the viewer with me on an exploration of essence and perception. I look at things anew and am continuously studying to develop my skills, in composition, perception, and technical execution. I portray not only the image, but my impression, and the feeling or essence of the place. I aim to take the viewer with me on the journey and share my appreciation of life.
As an artist, Barbara pushes herself to try new techniques and styles. She enjoys the company of other artists and the critique that comes from studying with local artists as well as internationally acclaimed artists. She also participates in ‘paint-outs’ with the Connecticut Plein Air Painters. Her art was chosen for the Northeast Watercolor Society International show, and the 67th Connecticut Artists Exhibition at the Slater Museum. She has won awards at Essex Art Assoc. for her oil painting, watercolor, photography, and pastel; Madison Art Society and Wethersfield
Art League for her watercolors, West Hartford Art League and Audubon Society for her photography.
She is a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society having been selected to display at two consecutive shows, an elected artist in the Essex Art Association, having been juried into 3 annual open shows, and an elected member of the Connecticut Women Artists. She is also a member of Connecticut Plein Air Painters, Lyme Art Association, West Hartford Art League, Glastonbury Art Guild, Madison Art, and Clinton Art Societies.
Barbara has studied pastels with Claudia Post, master pastellist, watercolor with Tom Lynch, Janet Walsh, Shauna Shane, Frank Fredrico, and others. She studied portraits oil with Clayton Beck III, Plein air and still life in oil with Sandra Wakeen, Shauna Shane, and David Lussier/ Pamela Simpson (the plein air pair) oils with David Dunlop.