Barbara Burlingame has been creating colorful, whimisical art since the early eighties. She focuses her work on contemporary paintings and sculptures that incorporate paint, handmade papers and found objects.
As a child asthmatic, Barbara's limited mobility fueled her imagination to treetop level. "This was my favorite vantage point! I could see my surroundings from an aerial view and I mentally played at picturing landscapes, animals, and people interacting. Now I realize this childhood game experiment is the basis of my art."
Barbara's work reflects her surroundings not in a realistic way but, instead, with color, shapes and textures. Her interpretations encourage the active involvement of the viewer.