Website : CandyBarrArtist.comDaily Painter Blog : CandyBarrArtist.blogspot.com
Artist Bio & Statement
Candy Barr's style can be associated with painterly realists. She paints in oils from models in studios to outdoors en plein air, fresh in color applied alla prima, which reflects an immediate response to the subjects being painted. Inevitable changes of light force her to paint spontaneously with animated brushwork. With ever changing landscape in rural areas like Vermont, finding respectful relationships of man to nature as along Lake Champlain, become moments of treasured reflection. Intense observation and prolific production deepens and insures her sense of place.
Candy Barr graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA and MAT in painting and lithography awarded into European Honors program and a MFA from Vermont College.
Well known for over 100 juried and solo shows or exhibits, receiving awards and grants, including from the Vermont Arts Council, Johnson Studio Center, Basin Harbor and Best Artist in Vermont & Best Artist Runner-Up.
Candy Barr is an artist whose expressive oil paintings have been commissioned and widely exhibited and collected for over thirty years. She is represented by Vermont Fine Art Gallery in Stowe, Parade Gallery in Warren, and Artisans Gallery in Waitsfield.
A respected art educator as well, Barr teaches drawing and painting privately, having taught formally at Goddard College, the Community College of Vermont and K - 12 in Hamden Hall, CT, Woodstock School, VT & Hillsboro, WV. She is a juried artist with the Vermont Arts Council and has done art residencies throughout the state for over 15 years. Her work can be viewed at www.CandyBarrArtist.com
that links to her daily painting blog
which includes her figures and nudes.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work!