Barbara Fraher

Artist bio

I grew up in a large family in Atlanta. After marrying I moved to Glastonbury, CT where our beautiful daughter joined the family. Whenever she asked me to color with her, I joyfully complied and we spent countless hours emersed in glorious colors and creativity.

As she grew, I started taking every possible art class. My first watercolor was of her at the beach playing in waves. In community college I took as many more drawing, watercolor and oil painting courses as possible. My circle of painting friends and I met regularly to explore art in a more relaxed setting. It was an inspiring and creative time.

My husband and I moved back to Atlanta in 2019. I discovered a new painting home at Norcross Gallery & Studios! The artist members work cooperatively to keep our nonprofit gallery growing with purpose and the joy of creating and teaching art.

I am mesmerized by the intricacy of a floral bloom. I painted a peony blossom to convey an emotional concept. I was honored that it was chosen for a juried show at the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. Georgia O’Keefe was my inspiration for painting single flowers in all their glory.

I find inspiration in a wide variety of subjects. Whether inspired to paint the real or the abstract, all my paintings have one important factor in common – they resonate with me emotionally. I hope viewers can find a similar emotional resonance.

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