Artist Lenore Barnett

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A native of New York, I’ve also lived in Dallas, Seattle, and now North Carolina.  I didn’t begin to paint until after retirement from a demanding real estate career, but despite that delay, from as early as 3 years old I never doubted that I would be an artist.
With several workshops and classes,  museums, galleries, art books and magazines have been my teachers.  Two of our children graduated from art schools, one at the Art Center in Pasadena, one at Pratt in Brooklyn.  Since my husband also completed  his studies at Parsons and the Cooper Union, it was really through osmosis that I learned much from my own family.   Later I studied under Lois McFarland, a highly gifted acolyte of the revered Sergei Bongart, and took workshops from such notables as Skip Lawrence, Charles Sovek, Ned Mueller, and Julyan Davis.  I've been lucky to enjoy a feast of fabulous art in many European museums, my favorite by far being the Musee d'Orsay.
I do intimate landscapes and love to zero in on my subject.  Whether it's the textures, geometry or abstract relationship of forms, or simply the need to explore the mystery of the subject more deeply, I couldn't say, but I suspect it's all three.
Consistently juried into many national shows, I've won awards from coast to coast and particularly prize those from the historic Salmagundi Club, the American Artists Professional League, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and the Artists' Magazine.  Notable artist/judges such as Ted Goerschner, Burt Silverman, Everett Ray Kinstler, Mary Todd Beam and Mary Alice Braukman have honored my paintings with awards.
 I’ve long been a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and also had  Colored Pencil Society of America Signature Membership, although at least temporarily oils have replaced colored [...]

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