This is a very cute original miniature oil painting on board by contemporary Georgia artist, Bill Barnes. "Summer Shade’ is an adorable painting of a cat peeking out of a bunch of hostas. The painting measures 3″ x 3 1/2″ with the gold frame measuring 5 3/4″ x 6 1/8″. The artwork is signed and dated by the artist in the lower right corner. This beautiful little painting is in excellent condition and ready to be displayed in your home or office, the beauty of miniature art is that you can enjoy them anywhere!
About the Artist:
Born in Savannah, GA., Bill lived his first nine years there and his love of the coast was well established. When his family moved to Macon, Ga. Bill received his first "formal" art lessons in after-school sessions taught by the county art teacher. After another family move to Atlanta, Ga. Bill studied drawing and painting at the original High Museum. As a five year boarding student at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN., his artistic talents were frequently called on. Seeking to combine the love of art with the practical need to earn a living, Bill pursued a Certificate of Interior Design from New York’s Pratt Institute until the U.S. Air Force called him to duty as a ground photographer. Beginning in 1951 Bill spent three years in Europe keeping his camera and paint box close at hand in his personal travels across a dozen countries while stationed in France and Germany. He won top awards in both photography and oil painting during his years in the service. In 1956, Bill completed his BFA in Interior Design from Pratt and upon returning to Atlanta he spent eight years with a commercial interior design firm where he became head designer. For the next ten years he headed his own design firm. It was during these years that Bill also established himself as an architectural photographer, photographing his own work and that of many of Atlanta’s top architects. When the lure of entrepreneurship grew too strong to deny, in 1976 he moved his family to Hilton Head Island, SC. There he spent the next eleven years developing commercial projects in the "low country" of Georgia and South Carolina. In 1987 a move to Monroe, GA. was made to develop a small manufacturing business. After several years in Monroe and the slower pace of a small town, the idea of painting full time began to flower. It was during this time that Bill co-founded the Monroe Art Guild which has grown to a membership approaching five hundred. East Bay Fine Arts brings together his love of fine art painting and photography in a presentation to share his work on a personal basis with the art world and collectors. "My paintings represent places and things that have influenced my life, and a website seemed the best way to reach art lovers with whom to share my art." "A painting is a magic moment which may never be captured again. The ability to record this experience is what artists strive for, so I would like to share my moments with you for your enjoyment. My studio door is always open for your comments and thoughts."