Drawing on her youth’s passion, the natural world around her, Barbara embarked on a life of disciplined practice and mastery in drawing, painting and print making.
As train tracks were laid, and a train station established in Coalinga California, the residence of Caliola all moved; the tiny settlement ceased to exist. In Coalinga, Barbara attended elementary and high school and her parents lived much of their life. Life in Coalinga was very much the pinnacle of small town America. Yet Barbara interests were more keen on exploring the scrub brush and rolling hills around Coalinga. Continue reading “Art as Life’s Journey”→
BarbaraBarrett’s artworks include cattle, rocks, feathers, bones, koi fish, swans, water plants, pigeons, pears, seashells. Straightforward and direct; artist as naturalist; her work portrays the natural world caught elegantly poised, if only for a fleeting instant. Dignified and grand or dark and foreboding, Barbara Barrett’s reveals the natural world as if it almost appears to have posed for a formal portrait. Yet within this captured moment, glints life’s steadfast progress and time ever fleeting.
Unburned from the search for subject, and instead focused on process and technique; Barbara grasped an opportunity to concentrate on process.