Artist Barbara Freund

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I am primarily a landscape/seascape artist. The attraction of plein air painting for me is being in the natural environment that I capture on canvas. I am better able to witness changing atmosphere, shadows, clouds, brightness, and the myriad effects of wind on the mountain and coastal sites I favor, than if I were only passing by. And while hiking and mountain biking are favorite activities, being in one place for a time while painting offers much more time to observe the beautiful, transitory details. The sensation of mountain air, the fragrance of plants and dirt, the tiny movements of small animals and insects, the immense sense of presence. 

I have exhibited in both group and solo venues, including the Santa Monica Mountains Anthony Beileson Interagency Visitor Center, La Galleria Gitana, Malibu City Hall,  Santa Paula Art Museum, and Topanga Canyon Gallery.   I donate funds through the sales of my paintings to support wildlife and domestic animal rescue groups and other charities.
Recent Juried Awards:
December 2020:
Honorable Mention, "Time for Reflection"
Holiday Advent Exhibit, Gallery Ring Online Art Gallery
August 2020
Finalist, "Moody Blues"
Fusion Art "Skies" Exhibition
July 2020:
Special Merit Award, "El Matador Sunset"
Light Space and Time 10th Anniversary Exhibition
May 2020:
Crystal Award of Merit, "A Friend at Hand"
Bright Spirits Exhibit, Gallery Ring Online Art Gallery
March 2020:
 Honorable Mention, "Sunset at Malibu Lagoon Tide Pool"
 Fusion Art International Juried Quarterly Exhibit "Sunrises and Sunsets"
November 2019: 
Emerald Award, "Moody Blues"
Gallery Ring Online Art Gallery
October 2019: 
 Finalist, "Father's Day Surf"
Fusion Art Gallery, Figures and Faces Exhibit
Finalist, "Marine Layer Over Point Dume"
Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, Landscapes Exhibit
Special Merit Award, "The Light of an Ordinary Day"
Light Space and Time Online Art Gallery, Seascapes Exhibit
September 2019: 
 Honorable Mention for "Surf Dog"
Gallery Ring Online Art Gallery
 Special Recognition Award, "Surf Dog"
Light Space and Time Online Art Gallery, Seascapes Exhibit
April, 2019:
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