Barbara Gavel
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Tropical Rythems

36 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas
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Cape Haze Arts & Craft Show at CAPE HAZE FLORIDA

December 9, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
Local Artists and Crafter from the Cape Haze and Rotonda area will be selling their art and handmade items.  Just in time for the holidays.See More
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Tropical Sea

Available at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay.Located at 452 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL>
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Acrylic on canvas 4' x 4'(gallery wrap) SOLD
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A little about me (so that you know I am a real person and not a spammer!)
Barbara has been an artist most of her life, starting at around the age of nine. Around the age of 15 her parents enrolled her in a correspondence art program with the Art Instruction Schools and accredited art program based in Minneapolis. After high school she attended the Art Institute of Chicago. She was a traditional artist for many years, but always had a passion for abstract and expressionism. In 2000 she decided to concentrate on the abstract. Wanting another artist’s opinion of her work she invited popular artist Jerry Lanham (based out of Orlando) to critique her paintings. He basically said, “I never knew you could do this!” With his encouragement she pursued her passion.
“I drew inspiration from artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Jackson Pollock.” Joan Mitchell was also an artist I admired. She was one of the first female abstract artists to hit the art scene in the 1950s, which at that time was dominated by male artists. I also admire Gerard Stricher an abstract artist still creating today. I love color and movement and texture in my work.
Barbara is currently a member of the Arts Alliance of Lemon bay, the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota, the Sarasota Art Center and the Visual Art Center in Punta Gorda.
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At 11:09pm on September 9, 2011, Joe Spinella, Tenor / Singer said…
Happy birthday and best wishes for another happy, healthy and successful year.
At 9:20am on November 15, 2010, Out Of The Blue Seaglass Jewelry said…
We did Art In The Palms on Saturday and we spread the word there about Placida:) Art In The Palms did not seem to be as well attended as in previous years but it was still a very good show for how casual it is.
At 10:07pm on November 14, 2010, Out Of The Blue Seaglass Jewelry said…
Hi Barbara,

Just saying hello - we are going to be participating in the Placida Saturday Markets also:)

Lisl Armstrong

Out Of The Blue Seaglass Jewelry
At 9:40am on September 8, 2010, Jack Alexander said…
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY Barbara !!!" Clap, Clap. Cheer,Cheer. Bravo. May your birthday be joyously celebrated my one and all. God Bless! Truly, Jack
At 8:44am on July 2, 2010, Jack Alexander said…
Hi again Barbara -- Here's an update for you. Enjoy my gift to you. Let us keep connected while networking through this site. If we are not yet networking friends, let us become friends now.

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At 10:59am on November 5, 2009, David H Piper - My View Beyond said…
Weren't computers invented to make things easier? Your work is great ...
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