Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Barbara Lawrence has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 15th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Barbara will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, on the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” archive.
Barbara is an award-winning artist based in Santa Cruz, California, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.
For this solo exhibition, the gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to over 550+ major News Outlets, including Premium FOX, CBS, and NBC Affiliated Sites, with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.
In addition, as part of her award package, Barbara will now be featured as a Light Space & Time – Artwork Archive promoted artist.
Barbara’s art will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.
The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public. Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art. 2. Their artist biography. 3. Their artist statement. These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions. This was the 15th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.
Below is Barbara’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 20 of her images. We hope that you will take the time to read Barbara’s information and to take a look at her beautiful landscape paintings.
Barbara Lawrence was born in San Francisco and has spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her B. A. degree from San Francisco State University and an M. A. degree from San Jose State University. She taught Life drawing and Advanced Painting at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and is currently painting full time in her studio in Santa Cruz.
Her one-person shows include the Memorial Art Gallery at U.C. Davis, the Monterey Conference Center, the Pope Galley Santa Cruz, the Distinguished Art Series Santa Cruz Art League, San Francisco Introductions at the Ebert Gallery and the Miyares Gallery, Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa.
Barbara was the featured artist in the spring 2015 and 2017 landscape issues of the on line ARTIST PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE. Juried shows Barbara has participated in include: "I'll bet you can't paint a portrait - The Genesis of Bay Area Figurative Art Now", the Art Space Gallery, San Francisco, juror Theophilus Brown, California Landscape of Dreams." presented by the Winfield Galley (Carmel) at the Fresno Art Museum, "California" at Cabrillo College, juror Ruth Braunstein.
Barbara is inspired by the rich tapestry of life in the Monterey Bay Area and paints both on location and in her studio. Her work is characterized by recognized subject matter with an interpretation that synthesizes the essence of the subject with some of the qualities of abstraction. Her work includes landscape and figurative paintings.
I am inspired by the rich tapestry of life in the Monterey Bay Area and paints both on location and in her studio. My work is characterized by recognized subject matter with an interpretation that synthesizes the essence of the subject with the qualities of abstraction. I hope to express my love for the subject while retaining the power of strong simple shapes that celebrates the sensual character to establish my composition. Then as the painting progresses, I take great joy in applying thicker, lush layers of the paint, using not only brushes but also palette knife and hands if needed. All spaces are important to me - both negative and positive." My work includes landscapes and figurative paintings.
Barbara’s work can currently be seen on her website at www.barbaralawrenceart.com.