Barbara Solberg

Creative Hand Studio


Solberg_B_LAW 2016 Pitter Patter
Pitter Patter, 2015
Pastel, acrylic, oil on paper
21.5″ x 14.75″
Solberg_B_LAW 2016 The Stones' Memory
The Stones’ Memory, 2015
Pastel, acrylic on paper
14.5″ x 21.5″
Solberg_B_LAW 2016 A Quiet Day on the Kaw
A Quiet Day on the Kaw, 2015
Pastel, acrylic on paper
14.5″ x 21.5″

Artist Biographical Statement

All things concerned with water is the subject of Barbara’s current series of work created in soft pastels and mixed media. Changing seasons along the Kansas River where she lives, water patterns, rushing streams, lochs (lakes), and tide pools are the intriguing subject matter she is exploring. Her distinctive double collages combine various media, including pastels, acrylics, and oils with found objects such as wood, stones, bones and shells. Sets of note cards with reproductions of her pastels will be available to purchase too.

Barbara is an award-winning artist who has been making art all her life. A graduate of KU, she teaches drawing and pastel classes in her studio and also teaches for the KU Osher Institute. A 25-minute country drive from Lawrence will take you to her home and studio atop a bluff overlooking the Kaw to enjoy fantastic art, great conversation and refreshments.

Location & Hours

Location: 35 N. 2190 Rd. Lecompton Kansas 66050

— 25 minute drive west of Lawrence along Kansas River bluff.  Look for our wildlife gate to enter.

Also at this location: Tom Schmiedeler

Saturday, Oct. 22: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, Oct. 23: noon – 6 pm

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