Artist: Barbara Nehman // Welcome to my online art gallery

 Barbara Nehman Art Gallery

About me & my art

"I like to express the poignancy of milestone events and inspirational moments, whether spontaneous or anchored in ritual. I believe that when we treat ourselves, our ecosystem, and others in our lives with care and respect, we contribute to the healing of our planet. My art is a way I contribute to this healing. I invite others to enter enter into a dialogue with my work and spur their desire to clarify their own meaning of life. Nature is my constant source of wonder and appreciation, beauty and hope. I use different media in my artwork. I like drawing with graphite and use other drawing materials for life drawing and printmaking. I appreciate oil paint because with it I learned the dynamics of color, shape and design in still life, landscape and portraits. Later I focused on pastel painting, especially for portraits and landscapes. Watercolor and water media expanded my horizons into conceptual art still using realistic subjects. Sometimes I like to mix media but often I prefer using a dominant medium in my work."

What others say:

Barbara’s paintings express the poignancy of milestone events and inspirational moments. She believes in the healing of our planet using her art as a way to contribute to this healing. Nature is her constant source of wonder and appreciation, beauty and hope.

Working on a new painting

"My latest foray into technique has been the laborious and various techniques of printmaking. This has increased my attention to the importance of value in any work of art. To me, art is a life long learning experience, both in technique and self -realization. Using different media and tools allows me to express myself in a way that feels right for my ideas. Sometimes, I just like to play with whatever is available to me in the moment.”

Selected group exhibitions & awards

  • 2009 “Plano here, Plano there, Plano every where”, City Hall Exhibition at Plano, Texas;
  • 2009 “Postcards from all Over,” Irving Art Association, Irving TX Best of Show;
  • 2008 Richardson Civic Art Society 42nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Golden Merchandise Award;
  • 2007 3rd International Women’s Peace Conference, Dallas Art Exhibition;
  • 2005, 2008 Exhibition at the Dallas Public Library on Frankford in Dallas, Texas.

“To me, art is a life long learning experience, both in technique and self -realization.”