May 8, 2018
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Barbara Nuss (Born 1939)
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Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by American painter
Barbara Nuss (born 1939 in Washington, D.C.).
Barbara Nuss, a nationally-recognized oil painter of still lifes and landscapes, finds constant inspiration in the nearby gentle rolling hills, gracefully aging structures, picturesque creeks, and historic towns that reveal the heart and soul of her home state of Maryland. Through both plein air and studio paintings, she gives a contemporary response to the landscape with consideration to environmental issues in the still-undeveloped areas. To achieve this, she primarily uses oil as the medium to create expressive and pleasing paintings that will last a lifetime or more.
Barbara credits her artistic development to many sources, including her B.F.A. from Syracuse University, a graduate year at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, various workshop instructors, her experience as a graphic artist and illustrator, instructive art books, her students, camaraderie with other artists, and her active involvement with professional art organizations.
Many of her landscape paintings were exhibited in the prestigious Arts for the Parks in Jackson Hole, WY; she won Best Landscape Award, Best of America Exhibition, NOAPS (National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society); and her work has been in two Salon International exhibits, International Guild of Realism Salon show, and numerous Oil Painters of America regional and national exhibits. She has participated in many plein air competitions, in which she has won numerous awards.
Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States from Palm Desert, California to Chatham, Massachusetts and internationally in Paris, Amsterdam, Ankara, Slovakia, and the Vatican. Her paintings are in collections worldwide.
Barbara’s book “Secrets to Composition,” which is currently out of print, is scheduled to be reprinted in the fall by Echo Publishing. The book illustrates her procedure from painting a field sketch through compositional revisions to arriving at a successful and well-designed landscape painting.
She is an active member of the Salmagundi Club New York; National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society; Oil Painters of America; International Guild of Realism; the Baltimore Watercolor Society; the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association; American Women Artists; Women Artists of the West, and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, where she was president for ten years.