Stories Behind the Artists
How did you first get involved with ASLD and when?
How has ASLD shaped you as an artist?
The first important mentor was Homare Ikeda. How he endured my endless self doubting and lost sense of where I was in my creating, I don’t know but he persevered with quiet observation and reflected back to me what he perceived. The epiphany for me was his saying one day as he looked over his shoulder at me and said ‘Barb, why don’t you paint just for the joy of it?’ What a concept! I keep that in mind every time I approach my canvas.
What faculty members have you taken courses with as ASLD?
Homare Ikeda, Christian Dore, Marianne Mitchell
What do you like about the ASLD community?
The community of ASLD is so welcoming and supporting of everyone…the spirit is one of supporting Beauty and the human need to create without parameters. I am so grateful!