Delayed Spring

April 23, 2018

Projects, shows and classes have been developing. Check out my new works! Some on canvas which is a renewed way of working after many works on paper.

IMG_1115 IMG_1229All works, 2018 © Carol H. Barber Fine Art

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Cheers to 2017!

December 28, 2017

I was so happy with my studio time this year. Making new connections on Instagram and being involved with the Welcome Gallery in downtown Charlottesville, VA were also some highlights. So many things I want to accomplish in 2018: one is getting my art out into the world in an organized way, working on exciting compositions and bringing the magic of working on paper to canvas. I am also working on my teachers’ certification. Hope all of your dreams come true in 2018!

Built on Broken Dreams

18” x 24”,

acrylic on canvas

Spring Blossoms

18” x 18”,

acrylic on canvas


Alternate Paths II

14” x 17”, 

acrylic & cut paper on paper

Alternate Paths I

14” x 17”, 

acrylic & cut paper on paper

Where the Green Grass Grows II

14” x 16”, 

acrylic & cut paper on paper


14” x 17”, 

acrylic & cut paper on paper

Destination Vacation

24” x 36”,

acrylic on canvas

Available works on paper matted to 8″ x 10″

Carol H. Barber © 2017


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Artist Exchange

December 23, 2017


The New City Arts Artists Exchange show! I was so happy to be included in the artist exchange this year. I created 16 pieces of similar art to be traded with 13 other artists. So now I own 13 pieces of new and original art and two of my pieces will be sold to help the gallery and Housing2Home. A show of each of the pieces from the exchange will be shown for two weeks at the Welcome Gallery from January 12 – 26, 2018. I hope you can come to the opening, Friday, January 12 from 5PM-7:30PM off the downtown mall in Charlottesville, VA.

Gallery and show information
Above is my exchange art when it was still together, now it is dispersed among the artists and gallery.​Looking forward to seeing you in 2018!    –Carol Barber

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Visual Poetry

October 08, 2017

"Pink Notes", 12" x 24", acrylic and collage on canvas, $290.

“Pink Notes”, 12″ x 24″, acrylic and collage on canvas, $290.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, “We may climb into the thin and cold realm of pure geometry and lifeless science, or sink into that of sensation. Between these extremes is the equator of life, of thought, or spirit, or poetry—a narrow belt.”

My graduate advisor just shared this quote, giving me new inspiration and energy!

#carolbarberart #creativelife #acrylic #originalpainting #contemporaryart #abstractart #artwork #artist #art #modern #interiordesign #artofinstagram

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New big painting

September 07, 2017

I am happy with the compositions that emerged in this painting. I painted on raw canvas and I think the novelty of the experience slowed me down and kept me from overworking it. I was surprised that the painting became about texture. The brush strokes did not readily stick to the raw canvas and this gave a dry brush effect. I thought it was going to be more poured stains and look like watercolor. I will now seal the back and the front of the canvas to keep it from shifting in color.


“Soft Landing”, 25″ x 38″, acrylic on raw canvas

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Beach Inspired Paintings

July 27, 2017

Here are some closer pictures so that you can see these beach inspired paintings a little better. I love Golden acrylic mediums, they can alter the paint to be fluid, creamy, transparent or grainy. Perfect for capturing the feeling of the ocean.

Surf and Sand, 18″ x 24″, acrylic on canvas
© Carol H. Barber 2017
Catch a Wave, 16″ x 12″, acrylic on canvas
© Carol H. Barber 2017
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New Work

July 13, 2017


Last four paintings. What I think I did well: color harmonies, paint consistency i.e thick and thin, and using line.
What I want to focus on next : exciting compositions, use of shape and negative space. Really want to work in a series also.

Also some exciting news, I joined BozART Fine Art Collective which is a group of artists working together to show our art in different venues. Looking forward to making many new connections in the coming months.


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Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

May 16, 2017

These shows are so much work but I am glad I did it. I feel full of hope from the experience.

festivaltent01 18485403_10158586634710401_7959859894757338421_n works © CarolBarber 2016-2017.

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New Works on Paper

April 23, 2017



I am working on some new paintings on paper to sell at affordable prices. They look fabulous in the big white mats I ordered. Looking forward to seeing them all together at the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival.

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Collage and Composition with Carol Barber

March 25, 2017

I am honored to lead workshops in May for the Orange County Libraries’ Maker Series. Come explore the accessible medium of collage to create a contemporary art work emphasizing the design elements of shape, texture and color. The process can be meditative and creative as you allow one piece of cut paper to lead to another resulting in a pleasing composition.

Carol Barber, “Trade Winds”, 11” x 17”, paper collage on paper, 2017.

Carol Barber, “Trade Winds”, 11” x 17”, paper collage on paper, 2017.

Saturday, May 6: 10:30-12:00
Main Library
Katie Hill

Wednesday, May 17: 3:00-4:30
Wilderness Library
Michele Beamer

Wednesday, May 24: 3:00-4:30
Gordonsville Library
Patricia Keister

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