Barbara Harms' Profile

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"Why do two colors, put one next
to the other sing?"
-Pablo Picasso-


Barbara Harms-Up Close and Personal


I'm a fiber art quilter. I create original fiber art quilts and silk paintings, working in mixed media. I've had a life long love affair with art. I've been a painter for much of my life. I transitioned to fiber art quilting because it is a relatively new art form. It offers limitless opportunities for creative freedom. The variety and freedom to follow whichever direction the artist chooses. It is exciting. I've been asked on Ossian"…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 21
  • Joined January 7, 2010

Favorite materials

Silk, fabric, thread, paint

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About

"Why do two colors, put one next
to the other sing?"
-Pablo Picasso-


Barbara Harms-Up Close and Personal


I'm a fiber art quilter. I create original fiber art quilts and silk paintings, working in mixed media. I've had a life long love affair with art. I've been a painter for much of my life. I transitioned to fiber art quilting because it is a relatively new art form. It offers limitless opportunities for creative freedom. The variety and freedom to follow whichever direction the artist chooses. It is exciting. I've been asked on Ossian"what is fiber art quilting?" They imagine a bed quilt perhaps. But this is art, meant to be hung on the wall & enjoyed.

My methodology and approach

My style: is loose and intuitive.
My process: I do very little pre planning, it starts with a tiny seed of an idea, vague and blurred around the edges.I follow where that idea leads.My design choices are made as they present themselves, based on my intuition. This can lead to several changes in direction as the work progresses. The end result can be surprising.
I love that element of surprise!

The projects I choose are ones I find exciting, interesting. When I'm enthusiastic about a project, I do my best work.

This also holds true with the commissions I accept. I spend a great deal of time in consultation with my client until I can understand my client's vision. I share my input and put my stamp on the project.Then I find the elements within that vision which interest and excite me, making their vision mine as well.

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