Artist's statement

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My work is created with oil paint using color to provoke the viewers imaginations.  I begin each painting without any preconceived notions and by working the canvas with low key colors. Certain shapes begin to evolve and so the adventure begins by adding color on color, shape on shape.  Each painting is a bit of a surprise to me.

It is my intention that the viewer reads my paintings with emotion that the colors have invoked in them.  Whether the paintings seem figurative or representational is of no consequence.  It is the emotional outburst the viewer experiences that are close to my feelings about the painting.  The color creates a relationship between the painting, the painter and viewer in a kind  of conversation.

I work from my memory of events that have had an impact on my life and are unforgettable and  have remained with me for throughout my life.  Without titles it is a challenge to the viewer to develop his or her own perception of the work creating a bond between them.    Each work is personal both to me and the viewer, each in its own way.


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All work by Barbara

Barbara Pliskin
2019, 36x36, oil on canvas
Barbara Pliskin
2018, 25x36, oil
Barbara Pliskin
2018, 36x48, oil on canvas
Barbara Pliskin
2018, 48x36, oil on canvas