Studio 36: Barbara Poole
My work is a response to what I encounter when I travel, take walks, or visit with friends and family. Usually I paint or make small constructions; sometimes I paint only from memory, other times I use a visual reference. I let the images sift through my memory and then develop a subject for the work. Often I create the same subject in varying sizes, or different mediums to develop the idea. I like to see what happens when I continue a process until the unexpected happens. That way process begins to direct the next body of work.
Most recently I have been developing my skill as a plein air painter and painting on farms in Marin. Farms and farm architecture is fascinating for me, and I have visited farms throughout the US noticing and recording the differences depending on the type of land and farming.
Printmaking is a new love as well, and this year my focus is to study aquatint, etching and lithography.
phone: (415) 479-4262
studio hours: nearly everyday but Friday during the day, available by appointment