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Meet the Artist Series – Barbara Friedman – Postponed

May 15 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Meet the Artist Series with Barbara Friedman

Friday, May 15

10:00 am – 3:00 PM

Color captivated me as a young child, growing up with beautiful flowers to nurture in our garden, playing in the woods and picking the bluest of the blueberries, and coloring with my favorite Crayola crayon, blue green.  When I attended a Boston public high school, scholarships were offered to attend classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Art.  So there I began my formal training in drawing and studying some of the amazing oil paintings, specifically by Sargent and Copley, that were in the halls and bountiful museum rooms.  As college approached I struggled with choosing a career in art or horticulture and the latter was chosen.
After several years of working in my field of Plant Science, a move to New Mexico brought back my strong desire to draw and paint again.  I studied with impressionist painters Susan Lange Marshall and Laura Robb.After moving to Wisconsin, I studied with Dan Gerhartz, an amazing artist and teacher. Studio still
​life painting affords me the opportunity to paint in a wonderful setting as I can look out at my gardens and trees.

Recently I have begun teaching classes in oil painting, plein air, studio still life and stain glass. See my page Galleries and Classes for my teaching schedule and to register.


May 15
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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