I AM BARBARA VAN WOLLNER
A VISUAL ARTIST LIVING IN PALO ALTO, CA

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, PEOPLE, SOUNDS AND FOODS THAT RESONATE IN MY DAILY LIFE.

I PAINT IN VIVID COLORS AND USE A VARIETY OF MIXED MEDIA TO LAYER MY SURFACES. I ENGAGE THE VIEWER BY USING FAMILIAR IMAGES, WORDS & SYMBOLS. TAKEN TOGETHER, THESE ELEMENTS CREATE A COMPASSIONATE AND EMPATHETIC COMMENTARY ON CONTEMPORARY LIFE. IN MY PHOTOGRAPHS, I CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF EVERYDAY LIFE WHICH SERVES AS INSPIRATION FOR MY COLLAGE PAINTINGS.

I NURTURE MY SOUL WHEN I CREATE MY ART. JANUARY 2018

BVW  ART