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Berkeley abstract painter Barbara Maricle has lived most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. A self-taught artist, she has studied painting and printmaking at the Richmond Art Center, California College of the Arts Extension, KALA Art Institute and Hirst Printmaking. Barbara’s work has been shown at the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, National Association for Women Artists Gallery in New York, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Woodbury Art Museum in Orem, UT, as well as numerous shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. Barbara was awarded “Best of Show” by Scott Shields for her entry in “Catalyst” at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, CA and received Honorable Mentions from jurors Julie Nestor and Melissa Soltesz for her piece in the “Art of Our Century” exhibit at the Woodbury Art Museum at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah and for her piece in "Art of the Book" at Gallerie Renee Marie in Benicia, CA. In 2017 she was accepted into the stARTup Art Fair SF.
In her current work, Barbara explores her interest in how we perceive and navigate space and is inspired by landscape, aerial photography, cartography and movement. Her process-based paintings are influenced by abstract expressionism. Barbara’s monotypes use sequencing of individual prints to explore relationships of color, light and texture that speak to nature-based themes and the senses.
Barbara’s studio is located in her backyard in North Berkeley, where she lives with her husband and pet chihuahua.