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Featured Artist: Barbara Shore, ASA


Barbara Shore Then One Day You Realize 24_ x 48_ Mixed Media on Cradleboard

Barbara Shore, Then One Day You Realize

Biography

Barbara has had a continued love of art throughout her life and in 2004 she graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, Fine Art. Since then she has been producing art in a variety of medium in Western Canada. She continues to study through various workshops both locally and abroad. Barbara is a member of various artist societies, nationally, provincially and locally – Alberta Society of Artists, Federation of Canadian Artists, Society of Canadian Artists, Oil Painters of America, V.A.A.A. and V.A.S.A. St Albert. After joining V.A.S.A she served on the Board of Directors until 2011. Barbara and her family have resided in Alberta for 37 years, living in St. Albert for the past 23 years.

Barbara Shore In Between Realities; Never Look Back 24_ x 48_ Mixed Media on Cradleboard

Barbara Shore, In Between Realities; Never Look Back

ASA Q & A

ASA: Can you tell us about your influences?

I would say that there are many things that influence my work. For me, creating is a form of expression which incorporates what I see, hear, personal experiences, past and present.Travel also lends itself to a broad spectrum of new influences. Artists past and present are also influences.

ASA: Which body of work would you consider your most successful to date?

There is always excitement when creating a new body of work. Right now I am working on a series of figurative paintings that I feel are successful. They are both representational and abstract. Working with acrylic, a variety of materials and tools I am creating mood and emotion through layering, colour and texture.

Barbara Shore The Expanse of Dreams 36_ x 36_ Mixed Media on Cradleboard

Barbara Shore, The Expanse of Dreams

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Crossroads Art Centre
#305 - 1235 26th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R7
ASA Phone: (403) 265-0012
TREX Phone: (403) 262-4669

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