Lenore Barnett of Hendersonville, NC, a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, has consistently been juried into many national shows. She has received several awards from the historic Salmagundi Club, the American Artists Professional League and the Artistsí Magazine among many others. Several notable artist/judges such as Ted Goerschner, Burt Silverman, Everett Ray Kinstler, Dean Mitchell and Mary Todd Beam have honored her with awards.
Lenoreís works are included in private and public collections all over the country, including the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery in Missouri, SeaTac Town Hall in Washington, and H&R Block and Carolina First Bank in North Carolina. She has had several solo shows in Washington State and both North and South Carolina.
Primarily a landscape artist, she is highly motivated by strong, dramatic contrasts in color, light and composition, usually preferring an intimate viewpoint, often including something of manís effect on the environment. Exciting color is probably the most unifying element of both her studio and plein air work. All of her works express the emotional thrill she gets from visual beauty and her need to interpret it. Her style is representational with a leaning towards impressionism.
Mainly self taught, Lenore credits the influence of her gifted husband Roy, a well-known painter of rural scenes in the Southwest, as well as participation in the workshops of famous artists Charles Sovek, Skip Lawrence, Ned Mueller and many others. She constantly studies the works and writings of such additional contemporary painters as Richard Schmid, Paul Strisik, Charles Gruppe, Kevin MacPherson and many others.
Lenore is represented by the Wickwire Gallery, Hendersonville, NC; Design Gallery, Burnsville, NC; Gabrielís Horn, Sevierville, TN; Landscape Artists International; www.Barnettart.com. and Art-Impact, Chicago, IL.