September 27, 2016
Artists Barbara Mearing will be featured artist during October at Artworks Gallery. There will be a First Friday reception at the gallery October 7, 5-7:30 p.m. with light snacks and beverages and live entertainment by guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick. Other Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception.
Having played in art since childhood, Barbara absorbed the basics of art through reading and in evening classes. Since retirement in 2009,she has taken classes and workshops with able and talented artists and had the opportunity and pleasure of being able to continue learning and painting almost full time.
Barbara says “I paint for the simple pleasure of it, or as the song says to “fill up my senses. My subjects are ordinary things – simple objects, flowers, local scenes – and serendipitous, suddenly realizing the scene in front of me is beautiful! My goal is to give joy to myself and anyone who wishes to share. It is all about enjoyment.”
Mearing’s mediums include acrylic paint, pastels and colored pencils because they have a drying quality allowing her to work at a pace she finds most pleasurable.
Artworks Gallery is located on Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island. For more information, visit the web site: artworkswhidbey.com or call 360.222.3010.
Open daily 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.