Carol Barber's work is about process and discovery mixing painting, drawing and collage on paper and canvas. She recieved her B.F.A. from James Madison University and a M.F.A. from Radford University. Her work is in collections across the United States and is featured on four Chestnut Oak Vineyard of Barboursville, VA wine labels.
“My intuitive way of working has always given my mind freedom but now I want some of my mark making and movements to be more free also. My current work is focusing on gesture and I am finding it to be an emotional experience. I hope that you will join me in September, 2020 for a solo show at New City Art’s Welcome Gallery that will debut this new work.” - Carol Barber New city Arts is located on the Charlottesville Downtown mall at 114 3rd Street NE.
This small painting (acrylic on canvas) was enjoyable to paint. I set out to have fun, having in mind only the colors I wanted to use and a few ideas about shapes and placement. It came together easily. It was so much fun, I had to discipline myself to stop!
Come meet celebrity artists including Sara Gondwe!!
Sara Gondwe is a self-taught, award-winning abstract artist in Charlottesville, VA. Using an unusual technique, she chips bits of crayon onto canvas or wood. Taking an iron, she melts the crayons using the side, tip and bottom of an iron.
The result is brilliant colors and unique designs.
The painting is then augmented with acrylic paint using the tip of the tube, often outlining with metallic colors.
Themes include, Healing Trees, Meditation, Serenity and Nature. A Zebra Tree series shows trees jogging, dancing, laughing or stretching in an African sunset.
Numerous awards include Best in Show at the Fluvanna county Art Association in Palmyra, first place at local fairs, including the VA State Fair. At the 2019 National juried exhibits she received two Honorable Mentions at the Fredericksburg Art Center and Purchase Award at the Spitzer Art
center in Harrisonburg.
Below: Floral Fantasy
30”x24” Crayons, iron, Acrylics