An artist for over thirty years, Barbara Kacicek earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Kutztown University and has participated in numerous museum, invitational and one woman exhibitions including 'Getting Real: 20th Century American Realism from the Philip Desind Collection' and'Contemporary Imaginings: the Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection'. Her award-winning work, embraced by distinguished collectors throughout the United States and abroad, is featured in 'How to Discover Your Personal Painting Style’, 'Strokes of Genius', 'The Artist's Magazine' and 'Pratiques des Arts’. Barbara’s work is informed by her personal spiritual practices, the Old and Modern Masters, earth, water, sky, phases of the moon, the quality and color of light, walking, standing still, the poetry of singer-songwriters, day dreams, night dreams, the human figure, her hands.
My paintings and drawings are a reflection of my quiet, contemplative existence. Often bathed in the light of the ‘magic hour’, my subjects are imbued with a sense of mystery, mysticism, memory and poetry under thoughtful, careful observation. Surrounded by beauty, my intent is to capture fleeting moments of shifting light over skin, stones, fruit, clouds, trees – each one a unique, rapturous meditation on form, light and color, revealing the unseen world through the seen world. 'I am leading myself to a secret dream that I have had over and over again."
All drawings meet archival standards using 100% cotton bristol and matting. All paintings meet archival standards using the highest quality oil colors on oil-primed linen panels, gessoed panels or stretched oil-primed linen.