Featured Artist Barbara Hart

Artist Barbara Hart’s fascination with nature, the earth and atmospheric qualities are the inspirations behind her plein air paintings. Enjoy more of her beautiful, light-filled landscapes by visiting her website.

 

“Lone Tree” Collage and Oil on Canvas, 24" x 24" by artist Barbara Hart. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Lone Tree” Collage and Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 24″

 

Compelling skies, horizons and light-filled landscapes are my inspiration. I’ve always had a sense of wonder about nature, the land and atmospheric qualities. There’s a fascination between the permanence of the land and the impermanence of the continuing shifting light that I try to capture in my work.

 

“North of Here” Oil on Canvas Board, 9" x 12" by artist Barbara Hart. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“North of Here” Oil on Canvas Board, 9″ x 12″

 

Many of my current paintings portray a sense of mystery and intrigue about the beauty and diversity of nature. I love the challenge of painting the sky, ocean and land and portraying light and atmosphere.

 

“Solitude” Oil on Board, 8.5" x 17" by artist Barbara Hart. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Solitude” Oil on Board, 8.5″ x 17″

 

I begin with a photo and a feeling. I try to hold onto the majesty of the scene and the immediacy of my response to a particular place.

 

“Along the Road” Acrylic on Cradled Board, 16" x 16" by artist Barbara Hart. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Along the Road” Acrylic on Cradled Board, 16″ x 16″

 

Then, in the studio, using photographs, sketches and memory I begin work until the paint comes together to form the image. I work to create a balance between the paint and image, so one is not stronger than the other.

 

“Seaside Waterman's Cabin” Oil on Canvas Board, 6" x 6"by artist Barbara Hart. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Seaside Waterman’s Cabin” Oil on Canvas Board, 6″ x 6″

 

I create the spirit of a place once visited, a visual journal of memory. I want my paintings to offer the viewer a moment of respite and to touch their mind and heart.

 

“Calm Waters” Oil on Canvas Board, 6" x 6" by artist Barbara Hart. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Calm Waters” Oil on Canvas Board, 6″ x 6″

 

Recently, I left the hustle of New York City and moved to a small town. This has provided me with time to paint, an affordable studio space and a community of artists.

 

“Morning at Savage Neck Dunes” Oil on Canvas Board, 6" x 6" by artist Barbara Hart. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Morning at Savage Neck Dunes” Oil on Canvas Board, 6″ x 6″

 

Since my move, I’ve been introduced to a wonderful community of plein air painters. This is a very different method than studio painting and is a great way to explore a more direct and immediate method of painting.

 

“Summer Sky” Oil on Cradled Board, 6" x 6" by artist Barbara Hart. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Summer Sky” Oil on Cradled Board, 6″ x 6″

 

Plein air painting is filled with new challenges; for instance, the changing light and choosing what to focus on. It offers a chance to paint with other artists and to be in nature.

 

“Walk at Magothy Bay” Oil on Cradled Board, 6" x 6" by artist Barbara Hart. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Walk at Magothy Bay” Oil on Cradled Board, 6″ x 6″

 

This summer I’m looking forward to stepping outside the studio and into the landscape with my easel and paints.

 

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Comments

  1. Bruce Ricci says:

    These paintings are really memorable. My favorites are “Morning at Savage Neck Dunes” and “Walk at Magothy Bay”. They perfectly capture mood and sense of place with great economy.

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