Barbara Wachter paints in oils. She is represented by The Arts of the Albemarle Gallery, Elizabeth City, NC. Barbara explains, "Art is a collaboration between the heart and the mind in an effort to expose a piece of the artist's soul. It is the interpretation of each artist, some will choose realism and others abstraction. Learning to express our true selves through art is like searching for treasure. It is the endless search where challenge and frustration become our friends , edging us to look deeper within, to find those elements that excite our imagination and touch our hearts. These are the catalysts which motivate us to paint and to find the treasure within.
Only with knowledge can you truly be free to express yourself. Those fundamental building blocks provide the foundation for all good art and they will accompany for the entire journey. Although it is an endless journey, if entered into with an open heart, you will discover the nourishment of individuality and the place where true art begins. Traveling along my path is sometimes elusive and challenging but finding that hidden voice must outweigh the fear of failure and disappointment. Although I have encountered both.
I have been lucky to have the gift of wonderful teachers, talented friends and artists who offered inspiration and helped to keep the artistic fires burning. My wish is that each artist will enjoy the journey. Her website: www.barbarawachter.com