Gold

Barbara Barnett

$ 12,000.00

"Challenging global pandemic and cultural changes are demanding as we enter the third year (2022) of collective & individual tensions. The Calmness Series was driven by a passion to simply express the beauty of calmness.

Where calmness breathes, stillness unwinds. The journey advances in the stillness. It unlocks the doors where each of us has a choice to be. Gratitude, captured moments of joy, optimism and civility rise in the human heart.

My intent was to experience that calmness within the stillness of creating this series. Within this secret garden of stillness, surprisingly we learn that we are Light wherever we are and to recognize the Light that abounds among us. In essence, each painting reflects that Calmness which is our potential to a Life well-lived. That is the beauty of Calmness."

- Barbara Barnett

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Barbara Barnett

Los Angeles, CA

“Painting gives meaning to my existence.”

US Army Veteran, Barbara Barnett paints her way through life’s journey. Unbound to a defining style, she resolves to explore abstract compositions in her rhythmic collection. Whether through series such as “My town” or “Paths,” a distinct green or circle motif weaves across series, binding them together. She says her art represents the “acceptance of the journey and the sharp turns in the river of life. We all have our own journeys. It’s not necessarily reflective of my own, but the underlying things that are in our heads and minds.” Though there are autobiographical elements- Untitled 6 (sister series) was inspired by conversations with her sister, and the My Town series is her hometown, her pieces ask us to reflect on our position in the present while acknowledging the moment is part of a whole.

Originally, art provided Barbara with a refuge from the demands of PTSD/MST after serving in the Medical Corp in Germany during the Vietnam War. This period of her life is represented by the Women Warriors series created in 2010. “Women warriors are a part of my healing but my art has grown from cathartic pain release to my journey through art.” These pieces have lived in many exhibits across the country (The Endowment for Veteran Arts Campaign, Veteran Arts Institute, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery in Kansas City among other showings.) Over time, Barbara has departed from these figural portraits to entertain other inspirations and curiosities. 

Her focus on “abstract architectural” art began from dreams of becoming an architect. She instead earned her PhD in Psychology after her dispatch from the Army, but her draw to architecture always guided her creativity. When visiting museums, she says she appreciates the architecture and design of the museum just as much, if not more than the art itself. “I’m drawn to it because it’s planned and engineered but beyond that, the great architects of our days have moved us all in new directions.” She considers architecture a secondary passion, but together - she molds architecture with art. In her compositions, she takes a spatial approach considering where things should be positioned and left out, the same way one would explore physical space. The interaction of space felt in the physical world is rendered in her two dimensional realm of paintings. 

Barbara currently lives in Southern California where she experiments in her studio. She continues to  educate herself and explore capabilities of new mediums and textures. Rendering geometry in abstracted views, playing with the ripples of circles, and refining her color palate are little moments of her artistic journey that continue to evolve through life’s winding pathways. 

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Prints by Barbara Barnett

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Untitled 6 (Sister Series)
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Women Warriors: Purple Byzantine
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Women Warriors: Courage
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Women Warriors: Exam Day
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Women Warriors: Freedom
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Women Warriors: Glasses
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Women Warriors: Kathy
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Women Warriors: Lota
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Women Warriors: Medic
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Women Warriors: Sedona
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Women Warriors: Silver White Hair
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Women Warriors: Blonde
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Women Warriors: Blue
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Women Warriors: Amal
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Women Warriors: Strength
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Women Warriors: The Giver
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Structure
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Boundless
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Blue Earth
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River Walk
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Originals by Barbara Barnett

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Oyster
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Journey 3
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Planning Map
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Pasture
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Red Circle
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Bike Path
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Boardroom 1
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Boardroom 3 (Frequency)
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Boardroom 5 (Copper)
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Boardroom 6 (Oyster)
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My Town II
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Untitled 6 (Sister Series)
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Movement
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Boundless
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Closed
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Simplicity
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Structure
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Blue Earth
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Sunsets
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My Town, Ocean and Forest #4
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