Local artist Gabriele Baber is today’s featured artist at the Antelope Valley Arts Blog. Baber is a painter working in several mediums, from oil to pastel.
Most recently I came across Baber’s work in the Sagebrush Cafe Invitational Art show, where her submission took first place. The colorful plein-air painting of a train yard scene that won the judge’s highest praise shows how this “award-winning California artist’s work expresses her passion for painting through the use of exciting, vivid color and drama,” as her website suggests.
Her work shows real verve and a highly functional sense of how to use color as a composition technique – for dynamic contrast, for spacing, and for balance. I’m no art critic, but these things are easy to see in Baber’s work.
(Baber has suggested that Sagebrush look into running a plein-air show and as a Sagebrush rep, I can say we think that’s a great idea. Next summer, look out for it.)
Check out her website where you will find a large archive of her work. More than likely you will be very impressed. I know I was.