Barbara Rudolph is an artist whose paintings tell a story. Her work is sensitive, introspective, and often time’s humorous. Barbara specializes in realistic oil paintings that often include a little bird or animal placed in an unexpected place as opposed to its natural habitat. The viewer may find a little bird perched on top of a musical instrument, a stack of books, antique or even on vintage sports equipment. This sometimes whimsical arrangement of objects help to invite the viewer back into a moment in time. Her titles are fun and play an important part in her storytelling. Barbara’s painting themes are captivating and her goal is to bring joy into the lives of others.
Growing up in the Phoenix area, her artistic journey began when she was quite young and has been a constant focus throughout her adult life. Her late father, who carved birds for a hobby, was a large inspiration for her latest series of oil paintings that include birds. Barbara’s painting style has been influenced by many contemporary realism artists. She especially appreciates work that portrays high quality realism, at the same time, explores and incorporates new methods and techniques.
In 1990, Barbara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University in painting and printmaking. She continued her studies in painting by enrolling in a variety of classes and workshops. Her introduction into the professional art world was in graphic design, followed by many years of painting for the fine art publishing business.
Today, Barbara paints full time in her home studio. Each oil painting, done in a realistic style, can take a great deal of time, but Barbara enjoys immersing herself in the process of rendering exact detail. Hard work, focus, and developing her personal style in the world of realism have paid off. As her work advanced in quality and skill Barbara was accepted into the prestigious “International Guild of Realism.” Barbara comments, “Membership has kept me striving to produce my best possible work.”
Barbara’s work has been seen in Southwest Art Magazine and the American Art Collector, as well as purchased for private and public collections. Barbara exhibits her work annually with the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale where she loves the opportunity to meet her clients and to create new contacts as well. She is also a member of the Sonoran Arts League and participates in the annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour, every November.
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The Child Crises Nursery
Make A Difference Foundation
Phoenix Theater Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Beat The Heat (Trends - Arizona Justice for Children)
The Art of Music (Tucson Symphony)
Art From the Heart (Free Arts for Abused Children)
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