Gallery 255 – August 2014 – Barbara Baker

Using colored pencils “I can draw, blend an infinite variety of colors, focus on details, work on a wide variety of different papers and surfaces and carry medium with me,” says artist Barbara Baker. Barbara’s colored pencil drawings will be on display in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of August.

Loving art as a child, Barbara copied trains drawn by her grandmother. She majored in art in high school, worked for the federal government and then returned to art by majoring in Illustration at the Philadelphia College of Art (now The University of the Arts). Working mainly in colored pencils, Barbara has also explored other mediums such as watercolor, acrylics, pastels and photography. “I see art everywhere – in nature, in people, in commercial products, in trash and junk,” Barbara says. She loves to make the ordinary beautiful and turn trash into treasure.

Barbara is a member of the Lewisburg Arts Council. She is the chairperson of the Indoor Art Show and the Photography Show, both part of the annual Celebration of the Arts. She also teaches both children and adults at the YMCA Art Center in Sunbury and Milton. Barbara will be conducting a Colored Pencil Workshop on August 18 at the Public Library for Union County. To register, call 570-523-1172 or visit the library.

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. Click here for additional information and the application.

Gallery Photos