LaBarbara Mack Member Since September 2016 Artist Statement LaBarbara aka LBartsy is a gifted long time lover of art. Photography is her favorite medium where life's memories can be captured in a flash. She also loves drawing especially people, trees, and painting landscapes. As a child LaBarbara realized her gift and ability to draw at a young age. She captured the beauty of Cardinals and Blue Jays, as they landed on her mothers fence by drawing them on paper. She took art classes at school, where she learned the fundamentals of art. LaBarbara's interest in art grew, and she took Commercial Art at Norfolk Technical Vocational Center in High School. Her art teacher was so impressed with LaBarbara's talent, she encouraged LaBarbara to enter a contest, The National Career Guidance Contest which had several levels of competition. LaBarbara placed first in The City of Norfolk, First in The State of Virginia, and Second in The United States. LaBarbara continued her education where she studied Fine Art. The Atlanta College of Art, now called SCAD, Savanna College of Art and Design is where she received her Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA). She has exhibited art in galleries in Atlanta Georgia, Norfolk State University, Norfolk and Portsmouth Virginia. Her work has been published in Facets Magazine ( American Cancer Society), Norfolk Journal and Guide, Examiner.com and many other companies. LaBarbara continues to polish her artistic skills drawing, photographing, painting, writing, and poetry. Her art hangs in spaces all over the United States. Choose your piece to adore forever, and spread the word. Her gift of art reflects her joy in the Lord. Legacies Live!