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ARTIST STATEMENT


My paintings are abstract explorations of color, line, texture, shape, and space. Although at times they are inspired by the world around me - water imagery, textiles, places visited such as colorful floating villages of Cambodia, the patinas of old Italy, or the myriad patterns and textures of Botswana wildlife - it is the act of painting itself, the creation of my own varied shapes and textures, and the orchestration of color that I find most inspiring.


I love beginning on a blank, white canvas. I work in oil but frequently add bits and pieces of collage, and the two mediums become interwoven on the canvas. As the painting proceeds, a dialog is established that is on-going and dynamic - a giving and taking, an adding and subtracting - an intimate partnership between canvas and artist, until the painting “works” and feels complete. Frequently, a painting will begin in my imagination in response to a prior painting, whereby a series is born, until the journey ends.


Abstraction sets me free. It encourages exploration of aesthetic richness and complexity,and pushes me into uncharted territory.

Barbara Wagner is an award winning abstract artist. She has taught at the college level, and paints in her studios in Vermont and California. Her paintings have been in museum shows and have been represented by galleries in Santa Fe, Florida, Memphis, Louisville, Boston, and elsewhere in new England. Barbara’s paintings are in numerous corporate and private collections, in the United States, Canada, and Europe.