We are pleased to offer new works in March by a gallery favorite, Charlie Barr.
Charlie Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel. These contemporary paintings are meant to set a mood or evoke emotion and often leave the viewer with a sense of remembrance and stimulated senses.
This year's exhibit expands on his previous landscape works and figurative views with some new Northwest scenes that are closer to home.
Barr's goal is to create paintings ranging from representational to abstract with a focus on color, contrast, and balance. He doesn't want the quality of the painting to diminish whether viewed from ten feet or eight inches and believes it is crucial to use texture and creative brush techniques to hold a viewer's attention up close and have a strong composition to hold the viewer's interest at a greater distance. Every inch of the painted surface has movement without sacrificing the overall composition.