New England Family
If the video above doesn’t work, you can click here: Meet Will Barnet
I recently rediscovered Will Barnet’s work when I signed up for Misty Mawn‘s Art Entwined class (I was going to link to it, but it looks like she’s no longer offering the class). Ever since then, I knew I had to find out more about him. I started Googling, and reading everything I could get my hands on.
Having grown up in New England, I felt a special bond when I watched Will in the videos above. Now I simply can’t get enough. I’ve become quite obsessed with the dear man, and will continue reading about him long after this post goes live.
If you’re also interested in learning more, here are some links..
He still draws beautifully, and paints every day – written in 2011, before he had passed.
Lots of links here. Haven’t had a chance to read through all of them yet, but I plan on it.
About this featured artist series: I pretty much always keep my nose to the grindstone, and rarely look up from my own work. I’m so busy in my studio, who has time for anything else? That’s what I used to think, anyway, but I want to change that a bit, and spend 2017 exploring other artists’ work. My thinking is this.. maybe by understanding what makes other artists tick, I can better understand myself, and why art is so important to me. I hate the thought of keeping these gems all to myself, so I thought I’d share them with you. Look for new posts every Thursday.