Barbara R. Felisky is known for rich impressionist
paintings of gardens and landscapes. The afternoon sun warming a wall in Provence, an
embankment of towering rhododendrons spilling into the moat of a ruined castle, or a
glorious profusion of roses climbing over a brick garden gate, all impart a sense of
tranquility and awe in an all-too-often hectic world.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Felisky now resides in Southern California,
painting daily at her studio. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Education
from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and is an artist member of the Laguna Beach
Museum of Art, as well as the National Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society.
In order to further develop her skills. Felisky has studied under the tutelage of several
artists and has also studied drawing under Fredrick Odell. Using the knowledge she
acquired during her university education and while simply working as a professional
artist, Felisky began teaching classes in drawing and oil painting in 1971.
Feliskys work has been shown in a number of major juried
exhibitions, including those of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the Miniature Art
Society of Washington, DC, the New Mexico Art League, the South Carolina Cameo Art Show
and the Laramie, Wyoming National Miniature Show. Her most recent shows have been held in
Carmel, California; London, England; Atlanta, Georgia; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Newport
Felisky and her work have been shown and discussed on a number of
occasions in the national art magazine American Artist, and her own article
"Searching for Levitan" appeared in the July 1988 issue. The Franklin Mint has
produced a series of plates now available in the United Kingdom, which features English
scenes by the artist. The curious art collector will consult her biography in Whos
Who in American Art for further information.