Barrett Edwards - Painterly Plein Air
Painterly plein air is the best way to describe the artwork of Barrett Edwards. Bordering between landscape and dreamscape, Barrett brings an ethereal aspect to all of her work.
Born in Chicago and being a 3rd generation artist, Barrett has been creating her entire life. Her inspiration comes from nature, as she finds herself spending much of her time in it. Naturally, she developed a love for plein air painting, which is painting directly on site, without adjustments later. Such technique offers a certain rawness to the artwork, where nothing can be added or subtracted as an afterthought. Incorporating metallic paints such as touches of gold and silver bring a reflective beauty to each individual painting.
Barrett Edwards is also recognized for using a variety of tools and mediums to achieve her impasto type texture and style to her work. Tools such as palette knifes, sea sponges, and heftier paint brushes give her work dimension and depth. She also incorporates mediums such as oil, acrylic, and even cold wax. A combination of mediums and tools used bring elements of luminosity and dimension to her art.
Barrett first debuted her work at Hotel Talleyrand, in Paris, which sold out. That success was followed shortly by exhibits at the historic Salon d'Autumne at the Grand Palais in Paris; the Grand Prix International de Peinture de Deauville, and the Grand Prix International de la Cote d'Azur. She has exhibited at Galerie Jean Lammelin (Paris), Atelier Melusine (Switzerland), and her work has been published in a German calendar. Her paintings have also appeared in the USA Television Network's series, "Necessary Roughness", and in the 2013 Reese Witherspoon movie, "The Good Lie".
She continues to soar in the arts with each and every new painting she paints. They only get more dynamic and more striking while giving the viewer glimpses into a dreamlike atmosphere. From large scale paintings to diptychs, Barrett's work offers a strong look into the beauty of abstracted landscape.