Grand Haven artist, Barbara Berens studied art at Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, MI and at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently working as a full-time graphic designer, but is also pursuing her interest in art. She attends workshops in oil painting, drawing and figure studies, and paints as much as possible. A love of nature, animals, hiking, and photography all support her interest in art.
“Art and nature are so fundamental to my well-being; I can’t think of my life without them. Plein air painting fulfills both passions. I’m inspired by the work of so many wonderful painters I’ve studied with, and by all the great artists past and present. I really enjoy painting en plein air with the PAAWM group.”
The Mares- Oil
Autumn Lakeshore - Oil
Early Spring - Hemlock Crossing - Oil
The Tugboat Reiss - Oil