Barbara Wild—The Intensity of Childhood
Growing up in California, Barbara Wild was able to spend most of her summers in Balboa, where she was strongly influenced by her Grandmother, a wonderful artist. She greatly appreciated being surrounded by her grandmother’s paintings—she worked chiefly in oils, while her twin sister was a gifted watercolor artist, and other sister was a sculptor. I have chosen to follow the same path that my Grandmother did, creating figurative, landscape, still life and expressive oil paintings.
In 2010, Wild was thrilled to continue her family's artistic tradition with the completion of her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Calif. Currently she is maintaining a studio in Sherwood, Oregon where her husband and she live near their grown children.
This month’s series of paintings is entitled “The Intensity of Childhood”. The artist’s contention is that children feel a wide range of emotions and lead very full lives. The goal is to show each child reacting naturally within their own environment. Wild also wanted to portray the children with respect, as complete individuals in their own right.
Psalm Visual Arts Gallery Archive (2012-2013 school year):