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Celebrate Paint and Pop!

Posted 6/7/21

YOUNGSVILLLE — Local artist Barbara Winfield was busy over the last year, creating a series of pieces that will bring a smile to your face. Please join her for an opening reception on June 19 from …

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YOUNGSVILLLE — Local artist Barbara Winfield was busy over the last year, creating a series of pieces that will bring a smile to your face. Please join her for an opening reception on June 19 from 3-5 p.m. at Domesticities in Youngsville.

Barbara explains her process, saying “For the past several years I have been collecting imagery from both popular and mass culture, such as vintage mid-20th century magazine advertising and iconic comic book art.

I chose imagery that is both nostalgic, amusing and a reflection of American society post WWII. Although many of the images are vintage, they also depict feeling and emotions that resonate today.

These works combine two major mid-20th century art movements: Abstract Painting and Pop Art.

First I chose an image that amuses me, and then created a colorful background painting to frame the image.

Although certain paintings are inspired by Abstract Expressionist women artists of the 40's and 50's downtown NY art scene, I discovered that in the end the iconic images I chose actually told me what colors and patterns to use for each image.

My goal is to create art with amazing visual effects that are pleasing to the eye, nostalgic and fun to look at.”

The reception will be held inside and outside, ensuring that all who attend will have an opportunity to see the work while maintaining a respectful distance from others. Masks will be required inside.

Barbara Winfield is an artist and writer specializing in Art and Interior Design. Her experience includes full time editorial positions at several national home furnishings magazines. Ms. Winfield is the recipient of The Dallas Market Center Editorial Award. She is also the author of two home design books, The Complete Book of Home Details, and Dream Log Homes and Plans. Ms. Winfield has taught “Color for Interiors” for twelve years in the Interior Design Department of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She has shown works at The DVAA annual “Art in Sixes” for the past two years. Starting as a weekender in 2001, she now lives full time in Jeffersonville.

Barbara's work will be on display at Domesticities, 4055 State Route 52, in Youngsville through the July 4th weekend. For more information, please contact Anne Hart at (845) 482- 3333 or shop@thecuttinggarden.org.

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