Elizabeth Barber

Spring Day 2

Spring Day 2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48, $3900

Ocean Gift 7

Ocean Gift 7
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36, $3600

Light of Spring 3

Light of Spring 3
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36, $3600

Sunlight Spring

Sunlight Spring
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 48, $3700

Seashore 7

Seashore 7
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60, $5300

Blue 3

Blue 3
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60, $5300

Summer Petals 1

Summer Petals 1
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48, $4900

Water Petals 5

Water Petals 5
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24, $1800

Water Petals 6

Water Petals 6
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24, $1800

Water Petals 7

Water Petals 7
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24, $1800

Surf 1

  Surf 1
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Tide 9

  Tide 9
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48

Blue 4

  Blue 4
Mixed Media on Panel, 48 x 60

Blooms 15

  Blooms 15
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 48

Walk in The Woods

  Walk in The Woods
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 40

Tree Blooms 2

  Tree Blooms 2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 40

Summer Petals 2

  Summer Petals 2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48

Summer Petals 3

  Summer Petals 3
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48

Poppies 20

  Poppies 20
Mixed Media on Canvas, 12 x 12

Autumn Garden 6

  Autumn Garden 6
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60

Poppies 21

  Poppies 21
Mixed Media on Canvas, 12 x 12

Tulips 4

  Tulips 4
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48

Seashore 5

  Seashore 5
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Surf 2

  Surf 2
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Petals 1

  Petals 1
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 72

Tulips

  Tulips
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60

Reds of Summer 4

  Reds of Summer 4
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Dive 3

  Dive 3
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Blue Petals 5

  Blue Petals 5
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30

Ocean 1

  Ocean 1
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

Blue Petals 6

  Blue Petals 6
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30

Blue Petals 4

  Blue Petals 4
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Blue Petals 3

  Blue Petals 3
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Garden Walk 1

  Garden Walk 1
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 48

At the Pond

  At the Pond
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Sky 3

  Sky 3
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30

Dive 1

  Dive 1
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Darling Buds 2

  Darling Buds 2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30

Dive 2

  Dive 2
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Summer 7

  Summer 7
Mixed Media on Panel, 30 x 30

Blooms 2

  Blooms 2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48

Wave Crash 6

  Wave Crash 6
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48

Floating Petals 2

  Floating Petals 2
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Summer 4

  Summer 4
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 40

Blooms 1

  Blooms 1
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 48

Beach Day IV

  Beach Day IV
Mixed Media on Panel, 30 x 30

Sky 2

  Sky 2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 30

Floating Petals 1

  Floating Petals 1
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Wind

  Wind
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Glide

  Glide
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Shell Collecting 7

  Shell Collecting 7
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

Sea Glass Blooms 1

  Sea Glass Blooms 1
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24

Sea Glass Blooms 2

  Sea Glass Blooms 2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24 x 24

Shell Collecting 6

  Shell Collecting 6
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

At the Pond #2

  At the Pond #2
Mixed Media on Panel, 24 x 24

Malachite

  Malachite
Mixed Media on Canvas, 30 x 40

Fall Leaves 2

  Fall Leaves 2
Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 x 36

Shell Collecting

  Shell Collecting
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48

Spring Day 2 thumbnail
Ocean Gift 7 thumbnail
Light of Spring 3 thumbnail
Sunlight Spring thumbnail
Seashore 7 thumbnail
Blue 3 thumbnail
Summer Petals 1 thumbnail
Water Petals 5 thumbnail
Water Petals 6 thumbnail
Water Petals 7 thumbnail
Surf 1 thumbnail
Tide 9 thumbnail
Blue 4 thumbnail
Blooms 15 thumbnail
Walk in The Woods thumbnail
Tree Blooms 2 thumbnail
Summer Petals 2 thumbnail
Summer Petals 3 thumbnail
Poppies 20 thumbnail
Autumn Garden 6 thumbnail
Poppies 21 thumbnail
Tulips 4 thumbnail
Seashore 5 thumbnail
Surf 2 thumbnail
Petals 1 thumbnail
Tulips thumbnail
Reds of Summer 4 thumbnail
Dive 3 thumbnail
Blue Petals 5 thumbnail
Ocean 1 thumbnail
Blue Petals 6 thumbnail
Blue Petals 4 thumbnail
Blue Petals 3 thumbnail
Garden Walk 1 thumbnail
At the Pond thumbnail
Sky 3 thumbnail
Dive 1 thumbnail
Darling Buds 2 thumbnail
Dive 2 thumbnail
Summer 7 thumbnail
Blooms 2 thumbnail
Wave Crash 6 thumbnail
Floating Petals 2 thumbnail
Summer 4   thumbnail
Blooms 1 thumbnail
Beach Day IV thumbnail
Sky 2 thumbnail
Floating Petals 1 thumbnail
Wind thumbnail
Glide thumbnail
Shell Collecting 7  thumbnail
 Sea Glass Blooms 1 thumbnail
Sea Glass Blooms 2 thumbnail
Shell Collecting 6  thumbnail
At the Pond #2  thumbnail
Malachite thumbnail
Fall Leaves 2 thumbnail
Shell Collecting thumbnail

Artist Statement

Liz Barber’s new body of work is vibrant, energetic and bursting with texture, color and shape. Inspired by water, light and their reflective qualities her “window panes of light” combine a graphic element with something very organic. Using a soft palette of colors with vigorous brushstrokes, she creates paintings that convey nature as constantly changing, shifting and moving. Atmospheric landscapes blend with drawn images from memory. Her canvases tell a short story by freezing a moment in time and then blending it with an abstracted ground. The common thread that winds itself through it all is her ability to capture a light source through its interaction with color. The result in daring and unusual combinations of color, forceful texture and the gentle luminosity enhanced pictures of the gorgeous effects of nature.
In her own words: “There is always abstraction in my paintings no matter what the subject matter is. Nature provides organic, compelling shapes. Usually drawing is the starting point consisting of ambiguous elements that add depth to the painting. Moments from the past are as fragile and changing as nature itself. In my life, the way I see a leaf falling can trigger a past memory. This is my emotional connection with nature. My mother loved to garden and I was surrounded by flowers and plants my whole childhood. I was happiest outside in the sunlight and I paint from the perspective of capturing a memory of the way light moves. The subject matter of nature provides a decadent ballet of movement and change. This process makes visible my search through my memories. This is how I connect with the viewer.”