spacer
Featured Artists


search by artist search by locale
search by medium search by genre

go back in browser history

go forward in browser history

theartistindex.com

questions

spacer
the artist index for Upstate South Carolina
jessica barnes
The Artist Index home page


artist statement

I moved from sculpture back to painting, from watercolor back to oil. These changes came about because of aging, access, money, support and time needs. Oil painting became safer over the years. It also extends the process and allows time to adjust the image. 

In the 70ís various trends were taught in Universities, none of which were based on realism. Everybody had to figure that one out for themselves. Realism was taboo. Now that I am retired from teaching (art and special ed), I have time, income , not so much energy, and enough perspective to not care about trends. With Godís help and ďa little help from my friendsĒ 

I have been able to continue to use the properties of oil painting to advantage. If I get in trouble with a work I can add another layer without trashing all of what led up to the point of dissatisfaction. I may do abstracts in future if my , especially if macular degeneration messes with my central vision. As for the present, I will try to do what I can and leave the rest to the Almighty.

professional activity

 

publications

  • inclusion in Artists Among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg
    by Ed Emory and Stephen Stinson

education

  • MEd, Learning Disabilities—Converse College 1997
  • Teaching Certification—Boston Teachers College
  • BFA, Painting & Printmaking—University of Hawaii
  • Massachusetts College of Art in Sculpture, Arromont School, Penland School of Arts & Crafts,
  • Campbell Folk School, Watercolor Workshop with Alex Powers, Savannah College of Art & Design

teaching experience

  • 30 years teaching—Boston Public Schools and S. C. School for the Deaf & Blind

invitational exhibits

  • The Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC
  • SC Women’s Invitational, Furman University, Greenville, SC
  • Wofford College, Sandor Teszler Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
  • Upstate Painters and Sculptors Show, Tryon, NC
  • Spartanburg Artists’ Guild Gallery, Spartanburg Arts Center, Spartanburg, SC
  • Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, SC

juried exhibitions

  • The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg
  • Anderson County Arts Center, Anderson, SC
  • Spartanburg County Historical Centennial Show


 

featured work

jessica barnes art jessica barnes art jessica barnes art jessica barnes art jessica barnes art jessica barnes art jessica barnes art jessica barnes art jessica barnes art

go back in browser history go forward in browser history spacer Fine Artist Directory Frequently Asked Questions email

 

 

 

 

 

spacer

 

go to Frequently Asked Questions
go to The Artist Index home page
go FORWARD in browser history
go BACK in browser history
search by GENRE
search by MEDIUM
search by LOCALE
search by ARTIST