Barbara Brier

rena.diana@gmail.com

The underlying geometric shapes and linear patterns of both the natural and urban worlds intrigue and delight me.  I am drawn to worn and weathered surfaces, textures that reveal the passage of time in rich layers. They enkindle my imagination and a reverence for the elegant beauty that surrounds us in the most humble, ordinary spaces as we walk through village and city, forest and field.

My process involves combining my acrylic and watercolor paintings, original photographs and monoprints with found/discarded papers into stylized and abstract renderings, adding definition with ink and oil pastels. Often I use my “table paper”, where I have brayered and stamped excess paint while working on other pieces. This element of creative free play fits with my overall approach.

 

A North Wind

36" x 48" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic Paint, Graphite

Cascade

18" x 24" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, Mixed Media, Collage

Space Odyssey

22" x 28" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media

 

Limoncello Afternoon

36" x 36" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, graphite
 

Equinox

12" x 12" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints, graphite
 

Genesis

12" x 12" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints, graphite
 

Nexus

12" x 12" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints, graphite
 

Earth Gems III

16" x 20" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Monoprints, Collage

Ledge

36" x 36" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Monoprints

 

Vortex

18" x 24" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media, Collage

Aloft

12" x 12" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints, graphite
 

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Aglow

8" x 8" on wood panel, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints

 

Harvest

12" x 12" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints, graphite
 

Wellspring

12" x 12" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints, graphite
 

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Glacial Pebbles

36" x 36" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic Paint, Graphite

 

Silence

8" x 8" on wood panel, 2018
Acrylic paint, Mixed Media, Collage

 

Windswept

18" x 24" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic Painting, Mixed Media, Monoprints, Collage

 

Bedrock

12" x 12" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints, graphite
 

Footnote

9" x 12" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints, collage, mark-making

 
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Lakeside

36" x 36" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, graphite
 

Zen

12" x 12" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints, graphite
 

Sidewalk Series: West 78th at Broadway 2

14" x 17", unframed
Original Photographs Transferred and Collaged, Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastel, Debris

Sidewalk Series: West 78th at Broadway

14" x 17", unframed
Original Photographs Transferred and Collaged, Oil Pastel

Sidewalk Series: Bus Stop, East 79th at York

17" x 20", framed
riginal Photographs, Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastels, Made and Found Papers, Debris

West from Harlem

9" x 12" on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint, Made and Found Papers, Oil Pastel

Gone

8" x 8" on wood panel
Original Photographs, Found Papers and Fabric, Newsprint

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Street Art

9" x 12" on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint, Made and Found Papers, Oil Pastel

Ascending

12" x 16" on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint, Original Photographs, Oil Pastel

Archive

8” x 8” on wood panel
Acrylic Paint, Tea Stain, Ink, Found and Printed Paper

Ecosystem

9” x 12” on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint,  Monoprints, Found Papers, Collage

Traces

24” x 18” on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Graphite, Found and Printed Papers, Collage

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Salvage

8” x 8” on wood panel
Acrylic Paint,  Monoprints, Found Papers, Oil Pastel

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Magnified

8” x 10” on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint, Tea Stain, Found and Printed Papers, Ink, Collage

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Dusk

Acrylic Paint, Made and Found Papers
8 1/2" x 10 1/2 " , framed

 

 

 

 

 

Barnboard

18” x 18”  on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint, Monoprints, Found and Printed Papers, Collage

Juxtaposed

20” x 16” on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Graphite, Monoprints, Found Papers, Collage

      

Meditation

18” x 18” on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Graphite, Found and Printed Papers, Collage

 

 

 

Glimpses

8” x 8” on wood panel
Acrylic Paint,  Monoprints, Oil Pastel

 

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Eternal

12" x 12" on stretched canvas, 2018
Acrylic paint, monoprints, graphite

Sidewalk Series: West 27th at 10th Ave

17" x 20", framed
Original Photographs, Acrylic Paint, Oil Pastels, Made and Found Papers, Gesso

 

 

 

 

 

Homage

24” x 18” on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Graphite, Found and Printed Papers, Collage

 

 

Magic

22” x 28” on stretched canvas
Acrylic Paint, Monoprints, Graphite, Collage

 

Refuge

8” x 8” on wood panel
Acrylic Paint, Monoprints, Collage

 

 

 

 

Quest

8” x 8” on wood panel
Acrylic Paint, Found and Printed Papers, Graphite, Oil Pastel

If you’re interested in purchasing work from this page, please contact the artist directly at: rena.diana@gmail.com