Barb Forristall Scapin: Painter-Mixed Media
"For me art is a process; as I add new skills to my toolbox, as I grow as a person and a painter, I will be evolving while developing my interpretation of art as I see it-my own sense of esthetics. All I can do is paint however it comes out of me; if I try to paint to please others whatever raw drive I have that forces me to want to paint will not be genuine. When I paint I am exploring while asking the universe to help me express myself in a way that is translatable.
Having a great amount of curiosity- Science has always fascinated me so why not combine my love of Art with my love of Science by using images from The Hubble telescope, CERN particle collisions, Hurricanes as seen from space or even the chemistry of fireworks for inspiration. These subjects also allowed me to experiment with light by utililizing fluorescent black light paints thereby effectively creating two paintings into one...B.S."
Originally from Bucks County Pennsylvania Barb Forristall Scapin's art is in private collections in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. She is the owner of artofbarb Freelance Concepts. Since moving to Florida, Barb exhibits at Flagler County Art League 2015 to present; The Artists Workshop Gallery 2017 to present; The Hub on the Canal 2018 to present. She has also shown her work at Hollingsworth Gallery 2013; Salvo Art 2014 to 2016; Gargiulo Art Foundation's 'Art in Public Places' 2015 and 2016, Ormond Memorial Art Museum's 'Art in the Park' and 'Garten Celebration' exhibits 2016, Museum of Art and Science's 'Halifax Art Fair' 2016. Art Basel Miami 2016 & 2017 via Aqua-The Projects Gallery of Wynwood. She is also a featured artist of Art Pool Gallery in St. Petersburg as well as being a member of Arts on Granada, artist co-op since January 2017 to present.