Acrylic on Canvas, Mixed Media
Born and raised in Michigan, Barbara always knew her heart belonged to Arizona. Her early work was shown in galleries and many juried exhibits, including the Detroit Institute of Arts. In 1970, a meeting with a teacher opened her eyes to the deeper meaning of art and a true love of abstract.
Barbara has a deep affinity for symbolism. Her paintings embody the music, harmony, and mystery of the Universe, the underlying energy of our world, the music of being within all things. They create a peaceful, harmonious space wherein one can experience silence, still-point, and oneness with all.
“Joy is expressed with the aliveness of the lines and colors and shapes. The lines, etc., bring out the stillness and peace of the circle and the circle plays off and accents the movement and joy in the lines, shapes and colors, creating a tension that flows back and forth between the two opposites.”