Barbara Harper, Virginia Beach Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement My name is Barbara Harper and I live in Virginia Beach, Virginig. This is a wonderful place to live since my favorite subjects to paint are seascapes, birds, beach florals and Koi fish. Many days are spent walking the beach with my camera taking reference photos for my next painting.
I use only the finest oils and archival canvas for my paintings. Using impasto style brush strokes and palette knife make my work highly textured and gives more depth and color to the subject.
I have been painting for over 30 years. My art education started at the Moore Institute of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA which is also my hometown. I continue to take private lessons with local artists and have won many awards. My work is purchased by collectors throughout the United States and Europe. My work may be seen and purchased at Shore Gallery and Design in Virginia Beach, VA.
Thank you for taking the time to view my work and please visit my personal website to see many more paintings that represent the wide variety of styles and subjects I love to paint.