Traditional Artist

Barbara M. Gilhooly

Barbara Gilhooly

Barbara Gilhooly has a multi-discipline approach to her art making. Her work crosses several mediums and is rooted in line and drawing. She has most recently worked in charcoal drawings reflecting the flora and fauna of living and working in Colorado.

Gilhooly's fondness for circular shapes can be seen in much of her abstract work. This shape represents the harmony between organic and geometric forms. Gilhooly is interested in the contrasts and similarities between the industrial and natural worlds.

Gilhooly begins her painted pieces by building up many layers of painted color and pattern. In between painting, she draws with ink or works back into the surface by carving, sanding, and scrubbing the paint to reveal the texture underneath. The result is a surface showing a rich and active history.

Barbara Gilhooly earned her MFA in printmaking and sculpture at Colorado State University and her BFA at the University of North Dakota. She first set up her studio practice in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she established a following for her paintings, wire sculpture, and sculptural art objects. In 2010, she moved to Colorado, where she maintains an active exhibition schedule.


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