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Artist Barbara Baskin


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Biography


During Barbara’s teen years, her mother started to sculpt in clay. After several years she built a studio in their family home in Huntington, N.Y. And bought a pottery wheel, two kilns and eventually jars full of glazes and clay. That’s when Barbara first got her hands dirty in art.
 
Barbara earned a BS and MS in Education and a PhD in Computers and Society but when the art hook took hold of her in her later years, she absorbed everything she could about her new direction.
 
Henry Moore, the sculptor, and Maria Martinez the pueblo potter were two of Barbara’s mother’s icons. Although artistically their art seemed disparate, both expressed the same organic lines of nature. Those same organic threads drive Barbara’s art. She thinks in a sculptural way when applying paint to canvas and texture becomes an important feature in her paintings.
 
Barbara’s art tries to bring the outside in. The large stands of beautiful white birch trees that thrive in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont motivated her to create a series of bark paintings during the summer of 2020. White birch tree bark peels regularly leaving wonderful shapes on the forest floor which Barbara collected and used to design her paintings.
 
Wanting to paint organically takes Barbara outdoors where mother nature does her job to point the way to her next idea. Once the spark hits, she is on her way to a painting that shows strength, harmony and balance as she tries to draw the viewer in for a closer look.
Exhibits and Awards:
 
Arlington Art Association.  Exhibit Spring 2021Concord Art Association - virtual exhibit 2020Cambridge Art Association- virtual exhibit 2020Cilgerran Festive Week Art Competition - 2019 - first prize acrylic painting.Cardigan Art Society Guildhall Exhibit - 2019Concord Art Association - 2019 featured painting in annual calendar.Cardigan Castle Summer Exhibit -2019Cilgerran Festive Week [...]

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