Barbara Gustaveson

 

"Art has always held my interest and I always wanted to be an artist and an art teacher since I was a child," said Barbara Gustaveson.  "As an art educator I have been able to experiment with my art and it pushed me to develop my own talents.  The medium that I enjoy the most is watercolor, and I look for new ways to use the medium.

"Flowers are beautiful, but also intriguing.  There is much more than meets the eye with a flower, there are hidden and complex colors. Watercolor flows and has a mind of its own.  I find it exciting and challenging to control a medium that is not easily controlled, as well as using the natural spontaneity of its unique characteristics.  Finding and using untraditional ways, such as making a flat watercolor painting into sculpture is one way to add variety and interest to my work.

"The use of bright colors symbolizes happiness and freedom and creation.  I use yellow in all my paintings which represents the sun and how it makes things come to life, as well as the warmth it gives me.  The blue represents the sky and serenity and how I feel when I am outside feeling the atmosphere."

You will see below, both landscapes of oil on canvas and watercolor florals and more. Enjoy Barbara's versatility as you peruse these pieces!!

The Lone Cypress, Carmel, California

 

Julia Pfifer Barnes Falls, Big Sur, California

 

The California Coast near Big Sur

 

Morgan Valley Barn

 

Springtime in Wellsville, Utah

 

Canyon near Dinosaur National Park, Utah

 

Near Flaming Gorge in the Fall

 

Sunflower

 

Tulip Bouquet

 

Yellow Calla Lilies

 

Salty Trees

 

Lake Storm

 

Pink Iris

 

Pink Cone Flower

 

Blue Iris with Background

 

Blue Irises

 

 

First Snowfall

 

Fall Leaves

 

Fall Farm

 

Evening Mountain Sky

 

Day Lilies

 

Country Farm

 

Abstract in Blue and Yellow

 

 Abstract Multicolor

Contact Lamplight Art Gallery for more information on sizes, framing and shipping.  We can be reached Tuesday through Saturday during business hours, at 801-298-0290. While no price is listed here, all pieces are for sale.