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Hello

My name is Barbara

I paint and draw  because I am passionate about delving into the beauty and tiny detail found in people and “things” and sharing the value of what has been glanced at but not necessarily noticed every day.  My purpose is to not overlook or take for granted the objects or people that surround us.  My brand is built on the foundation of reverence and passion for this undiscovered beauty.

Barbara's Story

I was lucky to have been born in New York with parents that both loved and
strongly endorsed Museum trips. I can’t remember my first trip to each of
New York City’s art institutions, but I know it was before I could walk. From
the time I was school age my own interest grew to a place where I nagged
my parents to let me take art lessons. We didn’t have a lot of extra money
for lessons and supplies, but between the various school programs that the
New York Public School Arts system offered and some paid lessons here
and there, I was able to begin a lifetime of learning about art.

 

While in High School, I was extremely fortunate to be accepted into and
participate in regular classes held on Saturdays at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. Not only did I get to have hands on lessons but I was told
to “use the Museum” during lunch breaks. I think this was my real art
awakening. Here I was immersed into styles and methods that I continue
to love to this day. Being among all these master works drove me to want
to become a better and better artist myself.

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Recent Exhibitions:

  • AVA Art Matters Show and Auction, Gillette, Wyoming 2022

  • Parker Art Guild Member Juried Exhibition, 2022, Parker CO

  • Starr Gallery, Leadville, CO, 2022

  • Denver Botanic Gardens First Annual Art on the Prairie Show 2023, Denver CO

  • 3Square Realism Show 2023, Ft. Collins, CO

  • Solo Show at Refined Design 2023, Centennial CO

  • Lands & Lifestyles Show, Life in the West Gallery, Bromfield CO, 2023

  • 100 Square Inches of Art 2023 Show, Finalist, 3SQ Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO

  • Parker Art Guild Best of 2023 Show, Third Place Award, Parker CO

  • Life in the West Invitational Show, Broomfield, CO

  • Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Exhibition, Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery, Red Lodge, MT

  • National Arts Program Front Range Show 2024 Castle Rock Show, Parker, CO

  • Happiness International 2024 Online Exhibition and Magazine, Exhibizone

Education and Mentors:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art High School Program, NY, NY

  • The Cooper Union School of Art, NY, NY

  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

  • David Lee Brown, Fine Artist, Long Island, NY

  • Otis Parsons School of Art, LA Campus

  • Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Ca

  • Carson Gladson, Fine Artist, Torrance, CA

  • Rick Brogan, Fine Artist, Denver, CO

  • REAL Academy of Art, Denver CO

  • Ali Ghassan, Master Artist, Denver CO

  • Juliette Aristides, Master Artist, WA

  • Lucas Bononi, Fine Artist, New York NY

Associations:

  • Parker Artist’s Guild

  • Oneida Artist’s Association

  • Oil Painters of America

  • Guild of Motoring Artists

Latest Works

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