Barbara holds a BFA in Painting/Drawing/Printmaking from Western Kentucky University and an MFA in Painting from Miami University of Ohio. She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Urban Light Studio, Barbara Fugate working Steele Gallery, and the Mahler Fine Art Gallery, and her paintings and drawings have been featured in group exhibitions at the Sisko Gallery, Ballard Works, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, and Gallery by the Bay, among others. Barbara has been a contributing artist for several publications, has lectured at conferences and universities, and offers painting workshops to the local community. "Fine Art is to be a direct and relevant experience of life and I remain committed to working directly from life in order to find it. My figurative artwork is as much about the sitter as it is about my thoughts, feelings and actions. I am inspired the Baroque ideas of time, space and making pictures that enter into the psychic space of the viewer. Greco-Roman myths crossing paths with Christian iconography is also a spring board for my compositions. Above all, the act of expressing myself visually in full participation (mind, body, spirit, and heart) allows me to discover how things are rather than what they are."
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