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Barbara Fritsche

Artist Statement

Happy am I to be a painter. It calls into my life those parts of my mind which direct both eye and hand. Light and color - the truth of the beauty of line and form - I think this heightened sense of observation of nature and human nature is one of the chief delights that have come to me through painting.

Painting is a companion with whom one may hope to walk a great part of life’s journey.

‘Age cannot wither her nor custom stale Her infinite variety.’

My current works address the surreal, intangible world of social media, addictions, memories, dreams, and relationships, embracing the beautiful, bizarre, and melancholic. Driven to produce meditations on life, both from a real-time perspective, and a time-lapse notion, a slice of everyday existence, that brings to a head the trials of life as we know it.

If existence is but a card game, is a moment of decision an eternity in the blink of an eye?

Barbara Fritsche