Barbara holds a BFA from Syracuse University in Commercial Art. She is a sculptor of paper and mixed media materials that reflect the humor she sees all around her, particularly in the natural world.. In the mid-1980â€™s while living in Maine she completed a commission of fantasy sculpture for famed writer Stephen King. Now living in Boston for over 25 years, her art has been shown in numerous galleries and museums including The DeCordova Museum, The Danforth Museum and a one person show at The Children’s Museum. For over 15 years Barbara has taught children and adults in her studio, art centers and after school programs. Her work has been commissioned for hospitals including Children’s Hospital Boston, and medical facilities as well as restaurants including Captain Fishbone’s at Marina Bay, Quincy, MA. Her newest installation work which utilizes a technique with sprayed paper was on view in June of 2012 at Frame 301 Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. She is also honored to have been featured in many books over the years on paper art and paper casting, including Arnold Grummer’s “Complete Guide to Paper Casting” and “Paper in 3Dimensions” by Diane Maurer-Mathison. Her latest work consisting of sculptural lighting which utilizes a sprayed paper technique can be seen in “Paper Illuminated” by Helen Hiebert.
Knitting, Crocheting, Weaving
Jean has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Pychology from Brandeis University. After working for many years in software engineering, she has returned to her passions… art, fiber and teaching. She loves to pursue fiber art from a perspective that combines art and engineering, resulting in complex, often freeform pieces. She teaches with a goal of providing students with the skills, knowledge and tools to create their own designs, and not be shackled to prepared patterns. She is also a Certified Zentangle Teacher, having completed the Zentangle Certification Course with Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, founders of Zentangle. Her goal with Zentangle is to help students, particularly, the “non-artists” find their creative selves, and discover that they CAN create beautiful works of abstract art.