Barbara Lawrence

"The success of my work hinges on the relationship between dark and light shapes in a two-dimensional space. I respond to the play between reflected light and cast shadows, and the delicate balance between warm and cool colors, while striving to convey story and mood."

French Farm - Pastel 30 x 30 in.

American Artist, Barbara Lawrence studied at California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland and the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Deciding early on to make her living with art, Lawrence worked in design, production graphics and computer illustration. Twenty-two years ago she made the courageous decision to follow the momentum of what she sees as the most creative period of her life and start painting full time.

Barbara also teaches workshops in the United States and Europe. Her work can be seen in numerous shows and galleries in and around California.

Birthday Morning - Pastel 30 x 22 in.
Lawndale Road - Oil 40 x 30 in.
Three Days Old - Oil 40 x 30 in.
Purple Hills - Pastel 32 x 22 in.

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