Barbara Solberg - Landscape and Mixed Media Artworks

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Barbara Solberg

About the Artist

I formerly lived in Salina for many years where I was the Exhibition Designer/Registrar for the Salina Art Center and also operated a studio, The Upstairs Gallery, with two other artists in downtown Salina.

I currently live near Lawrence, Kansas with my husband, Tom Schmiedeler, where I work and teach art classes in my studio. I also work for KU Continuing Education as a program manager and teach drawing classes for the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute.


  Barbara Solberg

Artist's Statement

My first memory related to art is at the age of five in kindergarten at Oakdale Elementary School in Salina, Kansas. Wearing a little painting smock, I remember standing before a child's two-sided easel with the paint pots in the tray at the bottom and being totally mesmerized by the moving blob of red paint that I had just brushed on the paper. I watched it run all the way down the length of the paper. I was hooked! Continue reading...




Affiliated Galleries

Beauchamp's Art Gallery, Topeka






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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