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  • “Stormy Weather #7”Stormy Weather #7

    Stormy Weather #7 is part of 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 (2012), Dorothy is 88 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 (2012), Dorothy is 88 years old.

Barbara Grant

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Barbara Grant
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Making art has been a continuing healer for me. I approach projects intuitively. It’s my opportunity to explore. I employ lots of symbolism in my choice of materials and images. In my creative process I’m less concerned about making sense than I am about being led to a feeling of wholeness. When my expressions touch the soul of another my faith is always renewed.

My recent projects include:

Visions A-Z: a contemplation of the alphabet – processing my feelings about the 26 precious souls lost in the Sandy Hook school massacre

Stormy Weather – my experience with depression within my family

Quiet Interference – processing my mother’s illness and death

Straddle the Turtle – slowing down and being in the moment

Money Bags – our universal dependence on money

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. I have continued to expand my artistry through further coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and numerous area workshops.

Currently residing in Milwaukee, my artwork has been exhibited mainly in Wisconsin and Illinois, hangs in private collectors’ homes throughout the country and can be viewed on my website: www.GrantviewStudio.com

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