Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Loel Barr Fine Art

My long-time friend Annie, AKA Loel Barr, is a talented and versatile artist whose creativity always amazes me.  We've been friends since our children were in pre-school.  Those same children are now adults with children of their own.  During all that time she has been producing impressive artwork.  She is always creating and experimenting.  Her work includes painting, drawing, collage, assemblages, photography, and mixed media.
She lives in upstate New York where she not only creates but is also an integral part of the art community.  Currently her art experiment is pencil drawings of clothing from of all places thrift stores. They are meticulously rendered in graphite and offer another example of how she can make something ordinary into extraordinary art.

Her current art experiment is being shown until Sept. 30, 2012 at :
The Doghouse Gallery, 429 Phillips Road, Saugerties, NY.

Below are some examples from that collection.

Many Miles  Pencil Drawing by Loel Barr

Once Loved Pencil Drawing by Loel Barr

So Pretty  Pencil Drawing by Loel Barr

Originals and prints are available for sale. 
To contact her with questions and pricing please click here.

 "Best known for her mixed media work, the career illustrator has been recognized for a richly-varied assortment of paintings whose style and mood shifts from the expressive to the impressionistic with a good dollop of surreal whimsey along the way."  Woodstock Times, Sept. 6, 2012.

"...the meticulous graphite drawings of used clothing-. . .poignant castoffs of past lives, among the most intimate possessions of people who will forever remain unknown."
Ulster Publishing Almanac Sept. 6, 2012

Ms Barr described her graphite drawings to the Ulster Publishing Almanac as ". . .the way disparate items from disparate people are all gathered together mingling with each other. 

I had to include some other examples of her talent, creativity, and versatility.

Manipulated Art

Untitled by Loel Barr

Encaustic on Paper
If you would like to see more examples of her work please visit her Facebook page.  Make sure you "like" her so you don't miss any of her art updates.
Link to Facebook page for Loel Barr Fine Art:   https://www.facebook.com/LoelBarrFineArt

If you live in the Saugerties New York area, please visit the gallery to see her work and meet her.
She's fun and charming too.


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