Artist Barbara Mory

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The Artist Says:

            ' To the artist, the forest is an asylum of peace and dancing shadows.'
  quote from Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting, by John F. Carlson (1885-1945)       


                                         "Birch trees in Acadia" by the artist.....oil on canvas … size is 48 x 36
              'To the artist, the forest is an asylum of peace and dancing shadows' from John Carlson ( 1885-1945)
My story is a long one, of observation and art making. I taught because in my generation, that was the path. I might have been good at it but I was frustrated. You cannot serve two masters, I believe. So, if you were teaching fundamentals , there was nothing left of yourself to create.
The challenge was to find time to execute the ideas for work bouncing around in your head. I would have a studio, but be working fulltime with a small child. I would have work, but having chosen to be home with my kiddos, painting time came during naps and after bedtime. 
My husband never questions my need to work. He has gone with me to workshops inside and outside the continental US.
He has cared for our children when I had a commission deadline looming with no clear time to work.
Much too late in my life, I learned that I was a better student than a teacher. That may be why the commission work was comfortable for me. It was an assignment, in a way.
Anyway, I am not good at more things than I am good with! Throughout this site, my words should help clarify the work so you come to understand this painter. I have always been aggravated by art historians and museum guides 'insights' into the artist's mind. 
Influences are Nature, Joaquin Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, Georgia O'Keefe, Richard Diebenkorn( his paint edges are remarkably rich), Maggie Siner (whose strong neutrals [...]

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