Barbara Stump Exhibit
6/4/18 – 7/14/18

Opening Reception June 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arts Place Auglaize/Mercer Center, 207 E Spring St. in St Marys, Ohio

Artist Statement

The art pieces that I create are of dreams, people, flowers or things I find that interest me.  The inspiration may come from an intense play of light and shadow, the look in a person’s eyes, the light that plays across petals of a flower or the texture of an object. As a self taught artist I paint what appeals to me.  I show my art in the hope that someone else will enjoy my version of what I find is beautiful and interesting.

About the Artist

Barbara Stump lives in Portland, Indiana.  She is a self-taught artist who teaches painting in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastels, as well as painting on silk. She teaches classes in her home studio and at the Portland Center of Arts Place. Barbara participates in the Alcove artists group, showing her work in many of their shows at the Arts Place centers in Portland, Indiana and Hartford City, Indiana.

Barbara has won several awards over the years. She was awarded first place for “David’s Lily” a watercolor painting and honorable mention for “Casting Pearls.” and a watercolor painting at the Depot from the Associated Artists of Randolph County in Union City, Indiana.  She also won a second place prize for “Perfect Shade of Red” an oil painting at the Blackford County Arts Center in Hartford City, Indiana.