Barbara Solberg - Landscape and Mixed Media Artworks

The Creative Hand Studio. Art in Nature. Nature in Art.



* Commissions

* Landscapes

* Mixed Media

* Small Works

Art Classes

* Drawing

* Pastel Painting

* Workshops

About the Artist

* Artist's Statement

* Collections

* Exhibitions

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* Art Care Tips

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Affiliated Galleries


Beauchamp's Art Gallery, Topeka




About the Art

A painter for many years, I have always been captivated by the beauty of the land and our place in it. Drawing upon the history of ancient cultures, my art weaves together the textures of old and new, time and place, the conscious and unconscious.

Finding inspiration in nature, I have incorporated it into my works using a variety of media and techniques, from pastels, acrylics, oils, lithography, and mono-prints to collages of natural objects.

My work, whether a simple landscape or an intricate collage, strives to connect us to the land, our history, and most importantly, ourselves.

Fate of Gaia


Latest Series

Beginnings of an exciting new series of mixed media work, "The Gaia Series." Gaia is one of many names given to the earth mother in numerous cultures. Gaia is our mother from whom all life flows.

The question is, what is our connection to the fate of Gaia today?


Get Creative. Take an Art Class!

Intro to Drawing with Pastels & Color Concepts

March 3, 9am-12pm - or -
March 4, 1-4pm


ARTI-FACTS! Henri Matisse Cut-Paper Collage

March 10, 9am-12pm - or -
March 11, 1-4pm


Advanced Techniques in Pastels

March 17, 9am-12pm - or -
March 18, 1-4pm


Mixed Media / Collage Ideas

March 24, 9am-12pm - or -
March 25, 1-4pm



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What collectors are saying...

“I love Barbara's work because it comes from a place of deep experience . . . the work is inspirational, grounding, and has a complexity which makes it never boring hanging on the wall, even years later. I find it evocative and healing.”

Rita Stucky, Psychologist



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