Barbara F. Warden
Firetalk Arts - Contemporary Fiber and Drawings
Mixed media drawings + Fiber Art
By appointment only
Heading south on Route 1, make a left turn at Savannah Road (Route 1 E). Drive East toward the canal. Take a left before the canal at Front Street. ( Do not cross the bridge over the canal.) Drive about a mile (Front Street becomes Pilottown Road) until you come to the blue sign that says Pilottown Park. That corner is Marina Drive. Turn left and drive for a block and a half. 211 Marina Drive is on the left.
The portfolio of drawings titled THE ROCKWALL LEGEND interprets her experiences hiking each summer for more than 15 years in the rugged Bitterroot Mountains of Montana. "I want my drawings to capture some of the complex geologic character and events of the Bitterroot Valley in Montant. What is important to me are the rock formations, the subtle colors, the lava rock slides, the sedimentary layering build up over millions of years, the textures of lichens and other organisms on the rockwall surfaces and the stunning changes in light.
This is a continuing process of exploration for me of a part of the country that I love. I hope - to some extent - to grab hold of the grit and strength of these rocks and canyon walls. "BAUBLES AND KICKSHAWS are friend and colorful diversion where I can begin to combine drawing and color - both of which I love. These boxes mark the beginning of my return slowly to painting."
Barbara Warden has been a fiber artist for more than a decade, using vivid colors to create intense and colorful abstract designs. At the beginning of 2012 she returned to drawing, mostly using black and white materials, with occasional muted colors.
I have exhibited my work as a featured artists and in group shows at The Coastal Gallery and Frame Shop; The Rehoboth Art League; The Stepping Stone Gallery; and The Peninsula Gallery in Delaware; at the Missoula Art Museum in Montana; the Easton Art Academy in Maryland; and The Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC. Most recently, Delaware Senator Tom Carper selected four of my art pieces to hang in his Washington DC office.
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