Barbara Bemis Adams is an accomplished artist who is new to North Light Gallery this year. Living on Cape Cod with an occasional residence in Burlington, Maine, Barbara studies the landscape wherever she is and gives it her distinctive interpretation, abstract but with a toehold in realism, and all about color and light.
Barbara says about her background and influences:
"My work, at this point in time seems to be leaning toward abstraction. I have never been much of a “detail” or realistic painter. I try to use color relationships to say what I’m thinking, to express a mood. And lately, I’ve liked pushing a piece with texture and brush movement.
Painters I’ve been privileged to know and to learn from are many. Most memorable is my past teacher, Phil Malicoat, one of the venerable Provincetown painters. Pia MacKenzie, with her playful approach to art making, introduced monotype printmaking to me. I love Oana Lauric’s work. Wolfe Kahn’s and Quang Ho’s landscapes and ideas inspire me. I remember the first time I saw John Singer Sargent’s work, and VanGogh, Winslow Homer, Maxfield Parrish. I love the woodcuts of Mary Azarian. Kathe Colliwitz’s etchings move me greatly."
We will be adding to Barbara's inventory over the summer but keep an eye on this lively and interesting colorist.
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