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Artist Barbara Sokol


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Biography


Barbara has always had a love for art, starting at an early age by sketching family and friends. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in fashion design, and went on to study with master artists; Joseph Mendez, Jove Wang, Corinne Hartley and other prominent California artists. She has been inspired by the French Impressionists love for vibrant colors and warm sunlight, which permeates her work. Barbara has a passion for Plein Air (outdoor) painting and has captured scenes throughout the United States and abroad including France, Italy, Belgium, Russia and Kenya. 
 
Barbara is a member of the California Art Club and other prestigious art organizations. She has received numerous awards for her art in various art competitions. Her award winning watercolor painting entitled "Massai of Kenya" has been featured in the Watercolor Magic publication.
 
During the past 22 years, she and her husband, a plastic surgeon with Operation Smile, have traveled to third world countries on surgical missions. The spirit and joy of these different cultures have been captured in her art. 
 
Many of her portraits and paintings are in private collections throughout the United States,
 
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