Artist: Barbara Rainforth
Title: Spring Forest II
Size: 18" x 30.5"
Paper (Sheet) Size: 23.5" x 35"
Edition: Signed and Numbered, Limited Edition to 195
Medium: Giclée on Somerset Velvet Paper
About the Artist: "I paint to remember and to discover that landscape-like paint is my vehicle."
Barbara Rainforth composes transitional landscapes that occupy the visual space that falls between realistic and totally abstract forms. Bold fields of color and loops and slashes of vibrant brushstroke are the elements that impart to the viewer the essence of earth, sky and water. She explains: "my paintings are composites of remembered places during my travels. While they have a reference to places and times they are creations of my imagination and my memories. I find by working in this fashion I have come closer to recreating the experience of being there than even photographs allow."
The artist holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from San Jose State University, San Jose, California. Since 1982 Barbara has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. She has received awards for her works on paper as well as for her paintings.