About The Artist
Barbara Mathis is a figurative painter whose works are in many private collections and have been featured in many juried and invitational exhibitions including those at the Katonah Museum; Pen & Brush; Pfizer Corporation; Merrill Lynch; and Greenwich Arts Society; among other venues.
She has won awards from The Putnam Arts Council, NY; Mountain Arts Council NJ; and Nexus Gallery, NYC.
Barbara is a tri-state artist and teacher. She began her art career in the animation industry working on the "Spiderman"cartoon series and later became the first women graphic artist at ABC News.
Barbara is a graduate of The High School of Art & Design and Hunter College, NYC. She also studied at the Art Students League, The School of Visual Arts and Silvermine Arts Guild. She is a member of The Westport Arts Guild and The Greenwich Arts Society, The Loft Artist Association and a past member of The Exhibitors Coop in NJ.
Meeting people and watching people has always been a passion of mine. Painting them is a true love.
I find that a figure can be a source of great beauty and always a new challenge for me to paint. Oil is my chosen medium because like people it has so many facets to explore. Whether it is a hand, a foot,a lock of hair, or someone’s face, I incorporate a sense of the person through color and form. I like to draw my viewers into my work and capture the human appeal.
Most of the people I use in my work are family, friends or some one who has shared an event or experience with me. My paintings tell stories through portraiture and history. Looking at works from the Renaissance and Early Renaissance always inspire me and influence my choices for the series that I paint.
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