I AM BARBARA VAN WOLLNER
A VISUAL ARTIST LIVING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

FOR ME, PAINTING IS A FORM OF SELF-EXPRESSION AND EVEN ABSTRACT COMPOSITIONS HAVE REPRESENTATIONAL QUALITIES THAT CAN ELICIT EMOTIONAL RESPONSES

INSPIRATION FOR MY ART COMES FROM MY INTUITION, NATURE, FACES, FOOD AND MANY SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND TASTES THAT FLOW IN AND OUT OF MY DAILY LIFE

I PAINT IN VIVID COLORS AND USE COLLAGE TO LAYER MY SURFACES. I ENGAGE THE VIEWER BY USING FAMILIAR IMAGES, WORDS & SYMBOLS, AND TAKEN TOGETHER, PRESENT A WRY COMMENTARY ON CONTEMPORARY LIFE. IN MY PHOTOGRAPHS, I CAPTURE THE OFFBEAT AND THE ORDINARY WHICH SERVE AS INSPIRATION FOR MY PAINTINGS.

I NURTURE MY SOUL WHEN I CREATE MY ART

BVW  ART