Washington, D.C. artist Barry Lindley has been a scientist and educator. Now he spends his time traveling and painting, from the Andes, the Amazon and Patagonia to Prague and Puerto Rico, from Canada, Alaska and the American West to Vietnam and China, from Hawaii to Skye, Paris and Giverny.
His choice of medium varies among oils, watercolor, gouache and acrylic, and the pages of his sketchbook include evocative images such as this one, entitled “Stuck in the sand, Argentinian Patagonia”:
For all of his traveling, he still finds time to paint close to home. The images at the top and below are 9×12 watercolors from the “Potomac Fever” series.
“My work reflects multiple purposes – to construct memories of places, to maintain connections to friends, and to invite the viewer to share in the sensuous enjoyment of shape, color, light, and line. To encourage the viewer to enter, explore, and think, elements may be left unfinished, symbolically ambiguous, incomplete, or extending beyond the bounds of the picture space.”