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Feature Artist Bio
Barb Walker - Heading Home
Barb Walker - Acadia Calling
Barb Walker - Summer Blossoms
Barb Walker - Grazing Day
Barb Walker - Sconset lane
Barb Walker - Side Porch
Barb Walker - Maine Coast
Barb Walker - Farm Roses
Barb Walker - Ocean Breeze
Barb Walker - Red Chair
Barb Walker - Side Door
Barb Walker - Summer Creek
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary
American landscape painter Barb Walker (born 1954 in Canton, Ohio).
Barb Walker is all about being in the moment. It might be at her easel in the corner of a meadow, working quickly, laying down color on a canvas, or it may be scouting a country road to find that place and time when the light brings to life a field or house. Sometimes the sun streaming through a window stops her in her tracks while walking through a room. It's in those moments that something stirs in her that just may spark the next painting.
Largely self-taught, much of her growth as an artist comes from putting in daily time at her easel. Harder to quantify are her years of observing life - the turn of a creek though a field, standing at the edge of a marsh scanning the horizon for a flight of swans, or walking through the woods pushing leaves aside to uncover wildflowers. She's hard-wired to 'live in the present' with an overwhelming urge to not miss those fleeting gifts in the busyness of life. Barb finds inspiration from workshops, books, magazines, podcasts, and videos. "What a great time to be a painter - such an endless array of resources!"
Regular trips to the coast of Maine inspire much if her work. Between the ocean, the coast, the villages, and the galleries - "it has a deep hold on me." She paints in the valley of the Cuyahoga National Park with a plein air group, the Saturday Painters; is a member of Ohio Plein Air Society; Oil Painters of America; and American Impressionist Society.
Barb is represented by Camden Falls Gallery in Camden, Maine.
December 27, 2016
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Barb Walker (Born 1954)
"Painting has given voice to the moments or places that capture something inside me.
I am naturally prone to being in the moment. Whether in my studio, or the corner of a meadow working quickly, laying down color on a canvas, or scouting a country road to find that place and time when the light brings to life a field or house. Sometimes the sun streaming through a window stops me in my tracks while walking through a room. It's in those moments that something stirs in me that just may spark the next painting."