Barbara Fitzpatrick

artist's statement



I learned my trade as a painter at Williams College, the Academie Port-Royale in Paris, and the Art Students League of New York. From early on, my world as a painter has been built from color, light and form.

I also work as an architect. As both artist and architect, I look hard at the sculptural forms of the objects that I paint; I want these forms to push on each other, to impact the space that they share. Color is my principal tool for making space. I am interested in the ways that light, by its ability to connect and transform, can suggest meaning in the relationship between still life objects.

Drawing has become increasingly important for me. My modes as draftsman and colorist seem to be coming together in my current work, in which I am more and more occupied with the introduction of line into the paintings.

At Prince Street Gallery in New York, I have had three solo exhibitions: Construction Siteworks; 19th Century Carpenter Tools; and Portraits of the Museum of Science and Industry. My work is in the public collections of Hayward Baker, Inc. and Case Construction Equipment, Inc.

I regularly teach and tutor people of all ages in drawing and painting, in a variety of contexts.

Barbara Fitzpatrick