The various shapes, colors and marks in my paintings are interactive participants in a world with its own energetic rules of gravity and perspective.
I use a collection of personal iconography that serves as the impetus for the paint. Sometimes these images are clearly apparent and sometimes they are swallowed by color and abstraction.
I’m particularly interested in the space and interaction that exists between the forms. They float in from the edges and make allusions to stories and worlds going on outside the picture frame
The combination of representational and abstract elements helps me to tap into the emotional continuity that exists in tandem with daily life while allowing me an opportunity to enjoy my connection to texture, color and form.
Barbara was born in New York City and attended the High-School of Music and Art. She attended Bard and Hunter Colleges where she received her BA in Painting. She received her MFA from New York University.
Barbara began her art career in Peter Max’s studio painting animation boards and canvases. She later applied her visual skills to theater and film, designing for Broadway, Off Broadway, regional theater and television; garnering ace award recognition for her work for HBO.
Barbara is now a practicing acupuncturist in Mamaroneck, New York and Stamford, Connecticut. Throughout her design and medical career she has continued to work on her art, showing at galleries in New York and Connecticut in both solo and group shows. She also supports the arts by serving on Arts Councils and Boards.
Her studio is in Stamford Connecticut.