Elegance is the word that comes to mind when describing the paintings of Kim Barrick. Her soft palette and her fluid brush strokes, combined with her choice of irresistible subjects, explain why her work is compelling and so popular with collectors. All of her originals have an organic quality defined by the always-present light and her 'signature' lavender-gray shadows that capture the mood of the moment. Her oil paintings of bird nests are treasures. They evoke a sense of place and inspiration for the artist.
Barrick is a Tennessean who originates from Colorado. She returned to the west to spend time in the mountains creating sketching ideas for her breathtaking SNOW AND SHADOW series that adorn La Posada's walls every winter. The artist is devoted to her work and has spent decades working hard at developing her natural talents. Her style is unmistakable and imitated by numbers of artists who hold her in high esteem.
Sara Eyestone, La Posada's Art Curator
Curator's Office: 505-954-9668
KIM BARRICK REMEMBERS: "As a child I declared that I wanted to be an Artist when I grew up. Having been adopted at birth by an engineer and an accountant who had no ability to imagine such an impractical career for me, I credit my perseverance and the fact that the Artist in me kept fighting to be heard. Here I am!"