Santa Cruz, CA
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.
One person shows include the Memorial Art Galley 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. Her work can currently be seen on her website at barbaralawrenceart.com
Barbara was the featured artist in the spring 2015 and 2017 landscape issues of the on line ARTIST PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE. She was also the May 2020 ART SPACE AND TIME featured solo artist.
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.