Heather Stoddart Barros: "Painting for the Joy of It" - CCH Art Exhibit
Heather Stoddart Barros: "Painting for the Joy of It"
A solo art exhibition at the Center for Collaborative History
Open Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
113 Dickinson Hall
This special art exhibit, curated by Dana Lichtstrahl, showcases the work of local artist, Heather Stoddart Barros. The exhibit will be on display from March 15 - June 7, 2019 and is open to the public Monday-Friday, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The artwork exhibited is available for sale. For more information contact Jennifer Loessy at email@example.com.
Heather Stoddart Barros specializes in painting landscapes, figures, and portraits, directly from observation, from sketches and photographs, and from memory and imagination. Barros has a scientific background in geology, which informs her investigative approach to the world. Artistically, her current interests are pulling her away from pure representation. She likes to paint the vision perceived in the minds eye. These landscapes are not quite abstract, but they also never existed. With figure paintings, Barros hopes to suggest strong narratives that are destined to remain ambiguous. Barros's influences include the work and teaching approaches of two artists. Gregory Perkel, a Russian artist with whom she studied for ten years, is a master of classical painting techniques. She also studied with Christine Lafuente, from whom she learned a looser, luminous, more painterly style. Barros founded and directs Art Collaborations, an art school in Princeton offering year-round classes for children, teens, and adults. She has been teaching art in the Princeton area for 25 years.