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Artist Barbara Gerard-Mitchell


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The Artist Says:


There are many phases and styles to my art, just as it is with my life. There are shifts and changes, nothing stays the same. As I journey down this road, I accept the challenges along the way. My art reflects my life...the events, the people... the memories are recorded with brush and pen. I pursue the finest of technical advice with the masters I admire and will work meticulously so that my work will become refined. My artwork moves to a new level as I challenge myself continuously, whether it be subject matter, mediums, or techniques.




Biography


Barbara Gerard-Mitchell is an artist who grew up in the great state of Montana and is a member of the Blackfeet Tribe. She works primarily in oils, acrylics, and watercolors and has studied with several renowned master painters throughout the country such as Frank Ordaz, Kevin Courter, Ned Mueller, Kathleen Dunphy, Tucker Smith, Stephen Quiller, and Joyce Lee.
 
Although Barbara has been painting and drawing throughout her lifetime, she has most recently graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M. and has received top honors in her graduating class with an Associate of Fine Arts Degree. She currently travels between California and Montana compiling and researching new ideas to work from.  Her interests also include creating landscape, wildlife and equine (Western) paintings of rural landscapes. She frequently joins fellow artists on outdoor painting trips on a regular basis.
 
Continuous study is of utmost importance so by attending workshops throughout the country is crucial to continual improvement. Barbara has lately completed the “Landscape Atelier” of “Painting and Drawing Trees” with noted artist Deborah Paris. She also studies online and with other artists.
 
Barbara currently participates in several art organizations including the California Art Club, California Watercolor Association, and Placerville Arts Association. She also supports arts not only in California, but also in Montana. Her works show frequently at the Water Works Art Museum in Miles City, Mt. and the Blackfeet Heritage Center in Browning, Mt.  Q’s Art and Framing in Billings, Mt. and Hodges Fine Art in Big Timber, Mt.
 
Juried shows have been in Barbara’s sights for quite some time now. She is regularly juried into the Red Bluff Western Art Show, National Mother Lode Show in Placerville, CA., the Draft Horse Classic, in Grass Valley, CA. Red Cloud Indian Art Show in Pine Ridge, SD., where she has numerous awards [...]

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