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BARBARA DAVIS
Piedmont, California - United States


, The Stranger, Abstract Landscape, Nfs
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, Bettering, Abstract Landscape, Nfs
, Calm, Abstract Landscape, Nfs
, A New Dawn, Abstract Landscape, Nfs
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, Vision, Abstract Landscape, Nfs
, Canyon, Abstract Landscape, Nfs

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Artist Statement

With early artistic training in dance and later study in the visual arts, I find that I want to fill my paintings with color and texture while exploring space and mood. Building on this foundation, I strive to express life and living, as well as form and essence. I embrace the opposites of fall and recovery, ebb and flow, and expansion and contraction. Inspired by quantum physics, Gaia theory and the world views of a number of cultures, I seek the unity and flow in visions: dreamlike places; mythological scenes; sacred spaces. I am also inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s belief that we should be the change we want to see in the world. This guides me to try to imbue my paintings and jewelry with a tranquil, ethereal feeling. While the jewelry pieces are abstract, in the paintings I strive to reposition nature so that it serves not as background but as an integral part of our environment. Within these spaces, essential figurative forms develop. These scenes relay my hope that we can overcome the apparent deterioration of our social, cultural and environmental systems and live more harmoniously. To achieve the rich, textured surface for these scenes, I work mostly in layers. In the jewelry, I use transparent and opaque glass, dichroic glass, silver and beads. In the paintings, I work in mixed-media, layering acrylic paint, decorative papers, found images, charcoal and other elements that help define the piece. When I begin a piece, I use music to ...   Read More

Original Artworks (10)

Barbara Davis, The Stranger, 2012, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Barbara Davis
Original Mixed Media, 2012
24 x 36 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Barbara Davis, bettering, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic,    inches
Barbara Davis
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
48 x 24 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Barbara Davis, calm, 2012, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Barbara Davis
Original Mixed Media, 2012
36 x 36 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Barbara Davis, Fully Alive, 2012, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Barbara Davis
Original Mixed Media, 2012
36 x 24 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Barbara Davis, A New Dawn, 2012, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Barbara Davis
Original Mixed Media, 2012
40 x 30 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Barbara Davis, Vision, 2011, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Barbara Davis
Original Mixed Media, 2011
8 x 10 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Barbara Davis, Canyon, 2011, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Barbara Davis
Original Mixed Media, 2011
30 x 40 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Barbara Davis, She was ready, 2011, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Barbara Davis
Original Mixed Media, 2011
18 x 24 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Barbara Davis, Moab, 2011, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Barbara Davis
Original Mixed Media, 2011
10 x 8 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Barbara Davis, Nomads, 2011, Original Mixed Media,    inches
Barbara Davis
Original Mixed Media, 2011
12 x 9 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale