Barbara Groenteman

Ocean Blues - Naples FL Art

Barbara Groenteman Fine Art Studio & Gallery

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Artisans Plaza
5760 Shirley Street, Unit 7
Naples, FL 34109
239-572-3386
Media Types:
Painting- Watercolor
Classes Offered: Transparent Watercolor- Private classes; only 1 or 2 students
Barbara Groentman

“Art is the highest form of hope.”
-Gerhard Richter

My love of the tropical surroundings in Florida and nature is what guides my inspirations for my work. Whether it is the wildlife, botanical or beach treasures, I make the sunlight an important part of the work. I want my viewers to get caught in the beauty of nature and enter my world as I see it.

I’m continually amazed with the medium of transparent watercolor because there is a transparent glow that I strive to achieve. The essence and technique of my style is the careful build-up of wet-in-wet layers of pigment. The pigments are sometimes dropped in clear water washes, which allow the colors to mingle and mix on the paper. My background as a graphic designer influences the strong compositions to my paintings.

Her work is collected internationally, in both private and corporate collections. She is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and juried member of the International Guild of Realism.