Barry D. Lindley
High Falls, AuSable River, 2019
A member of Columbia Pike Artist Studios, I make studio paintings – landscape, waterscape, and cityscape – from my sketching on location around the world. An avid birder, fisherman, hiker, and traveler, my fascination with the structure of the world around me is coupled with an urge to make marks expressive of my experience of that world. In style, my paintings are largely interpretative, or expressive realism. I choose medium, character of brush work, compositional emphasis, and color relationships to represent how I looked at the subject, how I felt about it, and what I want you to experience as well. To encourage the viewer to enter, explore, and think, I may imply a narrative, or leave elements unfinished or symbolically ambiguous. Recent work emphasizes interpretations drawn from the Antarctic, around the DC area and the Arkansas countryside, and from my travels, in places such as Alaska, Paris, VietNam, South America, and South Africa.