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Artist Hope Barton


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I work from my own photographs,  boating the rivers, creeks and intracoastal waters of Florida.  My work reflects the impression I get from these scenes.  I want people to feel what I feel sitting in a boat with magnificant colors and reflections in the water.  There is a sense of beauty and peace unlike any other.




Biography


   My roots are from Oklahoma.  My parents moved us from there in 1950 to Coral Gables, Florida where I grew up.  I met my husband at Florida Southern college as a Freshman and we have been married for 59 years.  We lived in Clermont, Florida for 38 years, St. Augustine for almost 12 years and are currently back in Clermont.
 
For 25 years, I worked as a printmaker creating multiple–plate and hand-colored etchings.  I showed in juried sidewalk art festivals such as:  Winter Park, Gasparilla, Festival of the Masters, Ann Arbor Street Art Festival, Beaux Arts, Mt. Dora and many others.  From 1997 through 2001, I owned a gallery in downtown Clermont, FL.  During that period of time, I started doing monotypes and a lot of acrylic painting.   I demonstrated at Epcot's Flower and Garden Show for 7 years, designing their poster in 2004. 
 
We moved to  St. Augustine in 2005 and I was featured at Fogle Fine Arts in the “Riverkeepers Show”, several times featured artist at Mullet Beach Gallery (now High Tide Gallery) and had 2 solo shows at Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach. I have also shown at  Butterfield Garage Gallery, Acquisitions Gallery, Melrose Bay Gallery, Corse Gallery and Plum Gallery.   I was honored to participate in the Greenscape show at R.Roberts Gallery in Jacksonville.  I am included in the book,  Picturing Florida,  from the First Coast to the Space Coast.  My work hangs in the new Flagler Community Hospice building and at Flagler Hospital.  In 2015, I was commissioned to paint two 48 x 60 paintings for Baptist Hospital South to hang on the 8th floor of the new wing. I sold 3 paintings to Lakeview Health Center in Jacksonville and one was purchased by the new Medical Center near the airport in Jacksonville, FL.
 
In 2011, I concluded the etching process and donated my two presses, [...]

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