The desire to capture emotion, a memory, a thought not in words but in a magical language of visual interaction and relationship, color, movement, leads me forward. By responding to what is on the canvas, creating an abstract narrative of color, gesture and relationship, I hope to create a painting that reaches out to others. It becomes a journey for both the viewer and the artist.
Jacqueline Barnett is a recognized abstract artist represented by IMA Gallery of Seattle (previously with Francine Seders Gallery and Foster/White Gallery). Her dynamic work — ranging from large oil paintings to monotypes to 3-dimensional forms — emerges from abstract expressionism and organic metaphor. Her numerous solo and group exhibitions highlight a generative career of enduring creative impact. Barnett graduated from Vassar College in 1955 and studied with Frank Lobdell and Nathan Oliveira at Stanford University’s Department of Art from 1970-1983.
Since 1985 she has lived and worked in Seattle. Her work appeared in shows at the Seattle Art Museum, the Bellevue Art Museum, and elsewhere, and regularly at the Cliff Michel Gallery. In the 1990s she moved to the Grover/Thurston Gallery and then to the Foster/White Gallery, where she remained for eight years, until owner Don Foster (1925-2012) sold the gallery. She is now (2013) represented by the Francine Seders Gallery.
Information sources: http://www.jacqueline-barnett.com/bio-contact/