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Artist Spotlight: Barbara Groenteman
January 25 - January 29
“Art is the highest form of hope.”
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.