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 WaterhouseGallery Barbara Fracchia

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Busy Morning on Market Street
8 x 8 Acrylic $800

Barbara Fracchia

I was born in the “other state”, New Jersey. I knew I always wanted to be an artist, my father was a recognized fine artist and my aunt an award winning pastelist. When I moved to California I worked as a graphic artist for many years which included working in the production department and running a printing press. Eventually I started drawing pen and ink illustrations of houses for the Real Estate companies. Drawing was always a favorite form of art for me and I decided to try painting as an added skill and this opened a whole new world for me.

My interests turned into painting plein air. I painted landscapes for many years until I decided to try something different. I started studying figure painting to perfect my artistic abilities. I enrolled at the Academy of Art and graduated in 2009 with a MFA. During the course of my studies I studied under the guidance of Dean Larson who has become my mentor and friend.

I still paint many landscapes and figures. I like to switch between both subjects for variety, which keeps my paintings fresh and unique.

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