Barbara Garwood is a pastel artist who lives in Salisbury, North Carolina. Her style leans to impressionism. The ability to “imply” or “suggest” in her paintings is a challenge she embraces. She has studied with internationally known artists Liz Haywood-Sullivan and Elizabeth Mowry and studies online with artist Karen Margulis. Her medium of choice is pastels which she finds both brilliant and subtle. She loves their immediacy in connecting with the surface and the spontaneity this allows.
Growing up, Barbara was fortunate to be surrounded by artwork. Her father was an architect and artist, and there were oil paints, watercolors, paper, and books always at hand. Her first set of pastels was a small wooden box of Talens which she still has today.
Her work has been juried into the North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition by judge Michael Chesley Johnson in 2022 and by judge Liz Haywood-Sullivan in 2018, and in 2020 she received an Award of Excellence in the exhibit by judge Alain Picard. Current memberships include the Pastel Society of North Carolina and Waterworks Visual Arts Center. Barbara lives in North Carolina and enjoys spending time in the Blue Ridge Mountains where she finds a constant source of beauty and inspiration.
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