Northwest pastel artist, Barbara Noonan, loves being out-doors, walking the beaches or visiting the large expansive prairies of Eastern Washington. Her latest series, Distillations, leans toward the abstract as she purposely pairs down her strokes of soft pastel over a watercolor wash to provide only the essential information; creating a sense of place.
It's not uncommon to find Barbara at her easel in evening light in the city or by the lakes of Western Washington. "There is something about the rich blue/lavender shadows that draw me in." Maybe it was from her years of leading the natural history tours in Alaska's midnight sun or the ocean cruises in Tahiti. Either way you know she loves color.
Barbara was the Featured artist in the February, 2013 issue of The Pastel Journal Magazine. Her award winning art can be seen in her Pioneer Square studio at monthly art walks as well as Simon Mace Gallery, Port Townsend, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle, Childhood's End Gallery, Olympia, and Trees Place Gallery, Orleans, Massachusetts. www.MorninNoonanNight.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 23:58