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  • “Visions A-Z: A contemplation on the letter G ”Visions A-Z: A contemplation on the letter G

    Gauche on wood cradle, 8 inches square. This series of paintings was my way of processing the anguish I felt about the twenty-six innocent souls lost in the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre.

  • “Stormy Weather #7”Stormy Weather #7

    Stormy Weather #7 was included in the 2013 "Bare Walls" exhibit at The DeLind Fine Art Gallery. This painting is part of my "Stormy Weather" series.

  • “Remember to Climb Trees”Remember to Climb Trees

    Remember to Climb Trees is my donation to the 2012 America Scores "Inspired Art" auction to raise money for this wonderful program in Milwaukee (see http://www.americascoresmke.org/).

  • “Dorothy's Woods #2”Dorothy's Woods #2

    I am working on a series of paintings of scenes in a small portion of the Kettle Moraine forest. My friend, Dorothy, tends to this area creating trails and resting places for hikers in her back yard. As I write this (2014), Dorothy is 90 years old.

  • “Dorothy's Woods #1”Dorothy's Woods #1

    I am working on a series of paintings of scenes in a small portion of the Kettle Moraine forest. My friend, Dorothy, tends to this area creating trails and resting places for hikers in her back yard. As I write this (2014), Dorothy is 90 years old.

Barbara Grant

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Got angst? Make art. It feels so much better ~ ~ ~

Recent projects include:

Visions A-Z: a contemplation of the alphabet – a way to process feelings about the 26 souls lost in the Sandy Hook school massacre

Stormy Weather – the experiences of depression within my family

Quiet Interference – to process grief of my mother’s illness and death

Straddle the Turtle – to slow down and be in the moment

Money Bags – to examine our universal dependence on money

artist statement

One of my earliest memories is of begging my dad to draw with me. He taught me about cross-hatching and other handy tricks. I still have drawings that he made of our rocking chair and my mom’s watering can. She would bring flowers in from her garden and arrange them artfully on the dining room table. I marvel that she found time to create these lovely displays with six children under foot. Our parents encouraged our experience with art, music, sewing, woodworking, athletics, and visits to the library. It was in this creative but chaotic environment that I developed a strong need to make art.

Today I’m equipped with a variety of tools of expression. They include painting, printmaking, assemblage, fiber arts and writing. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University in 1989 with an emphasis in drawing and painting. Further coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rockford College in Illinois and numerous area workshops have added to my experience, mainly because being around other artists rejuvenates my creativity.

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