Sunday, September 29, 2013

IT'S A SMALL SMALL WORLD OF ART


LESLIE KNOWS BARBARA, I KNOW LESLIE, I INTRODUCE LESLIE TO MARK AND LYMAN, AND NOW WE ALL KNOW BARBARA.

BARBARA FISHER/ARTIST


                                        from google image for educational purposes only

Sometimes things are so happenstance in how they turn out.
Leslie Neuman, a wonderful painter, whom we all recently met and become friends with, just so happens to have a friend who is an artist in Asheville.  Barbara Fisher and Leslie Neuman as it turns out have been friends since middle school. 


from google image for educational purposes only

 So recently when in Asheville Mark and Lyman, who were visiting us at Rabbit's Moon Studio,  suggested we go meet her at her studio in the River Arts District.   It was a wonderful visit for everyone.  Barbara was amazed we knew Leslie and our all of our common connections.  As a result of our networking we got to meet a new painter, see her work and studio.  It was invigorating for all of us.  As creative people to meet and see other creatives doing what we all want to do...have a studio and be invested totally in their art, gets the motivation and creative juices going.  And just making new friends in the arts is another huge bonus.
Ann, Barbara, Mark, Lyman

Me, Barbara, Mark, Lyman
Barbara's work is amazing. I first 
thought her paintings were encaustic art.
She told me that people often think
that.  She paints with acrylic, but has a method of sanding and refining that makes the work have the same feeling of soft depth that encaustic has.  Her studio is a wonderful space in the River Arts District in Asheville, a community of 180 artists. Barbara has lived and painted in Asheville for over 7 years and was one of the original pioneers of the River Arts District.  
In her studio you can see the evolution of her style over the years from a tighter more figurative work to her present looser more abstract soulful art.  Beautiful work and a beautiful person. We all feel fortunate to have made the connection to a new artist and friend in the arts.
If you are in Asheville make sure you go by the studio and meet Barbara and treat yourself to  her work.  If you are on line go to Nathan Mark Phillips site and view his wonderful digital collage.  

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