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Artist Barbara Van Rooyan


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Biography


Most of the art that I create comes from a voice within me that I cannot describe with words. I create art to give that voice a life. People often ask if I have an idea of what I am going to paint before I begin. It's a common and understandable question for abstract artists.  The answer, for me, is sometime yes and sometimes no. There is that voice that speaks to me, but sometimes I only hear it once I have begun.Before I became a painter I worked with textiles. I loved the textures and the dyes. My contemporary painting reflects this love with lots of texture and bright hues. The sometimes sculptural effect of my paintings begs the viewer to touch as well as see and therefore delights more than one sense. How viewers see my art opens new vistas for me; that is a feeling of freedom and spirituality that I only feel through my artwork and which I wish to share with others.Below I would like to share with you some of my shows, exhibitions and galleries.
Also please check out this review of my art by art critic Gloria Gales at www.thebusinessofart/galleryreviews.comBeverly Hills Affaire in the GardenGallery 104 Represented Artist (2011)- 166 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CACove Gallery (2011)-1492 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach CALagunaArt.com - artist memberArt for Design - www.artfordesign.biz art for design professionals/artist memberCosta Mesa Artist Showcase XIINewport Beach Art Exhibition and SaleDowntown Huntington Beach Art WalkTustin Garden and Art TourSunset Beach Art Festival and Firehouse GalleryFolsom Lake College, Folsom CA - permanent sculpture installation
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