BarbaraHarmsFiberArt

BarbaraHarmsFiberArt Contemporary art quilts

Portland, Oregon · 153 Sales

BarbaraHarmsFiberArt

BarbaraHarmsFiberArt Contemporary art quilts

Portland, Oregon 153 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(79)

Announcement   You may notice that I'm passionate about art! As an artist for most of my life, I hope you can sense my joy and motivation in creating my work. I think my enthusiasm fires the kind of art quilts I love to create. I hope it can touch your own love of original art. Original art can bring years of enjoyment!

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Last updated on Jan 11, 2018

You may notice that I'm passionate about art! As an artist for most of my life, I hope you can sense my joy and motivation in creating my work. I think my enthusiasm fires the kind of art quilts I love to create. I hope it can touch your own love of original art. Original art can bring years of enjoyment!

Barbara Harms

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5 out of 5 stars
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Hejira

Hejira on Feb 4, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Theses cards are so much more beautiful in person, the photos don't do them justice. Each piece of art is different which makes them perfect for the wall, maybe set as a collage. Barbara was such a joy to work with and shipping was super- dooper fast! Again, thanks very much! L.

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A particularly beautiful moon that I snapped a photo of was the inspiration for this art quilt
This photo,taken in a traditional room design, shows how the right fiber art quilt could look beautiful in so many different room styles, especially mounted on stretcher boards as this one is.
A detailed view of a silk painting, mounted on stretcher boards. Stylized white flowers.

About

I love the process of creating, following the progress of an art quilt to see where it leads.

I’m a fiber artist, I create original fiber art quilts and silk paintings, working in mixed media. I’ve had a life long love affair with art. There are a lot of talented artists in my family tree, including some professionals. It wasn’t surprising that from an early age I  loved art and had an aptitude for it.

By the time I was a teen, I had narrowed my focus to painting. I’d won a few art competitions and decided I was going to become a serious artist, I had aspirations!
I joined The Las Vegas Artist’s Guild, a young teen with aspirations!. I was their youngest member at the time. I loved it, everything was about art, I felt immersed in art, the discussions, the artists themselves. It was exhilarating. Here I sat in a room of “serious artists” completely out of place. I tried to remain unnoticed, a fly on the wall, observing everything quietly, with a big grin spread across my face.
That was the glorious beginning of my artistic “career". .

After a move to Oregon I discovered quilting and with the help of several friends who are amazing quilters I jumped in, with both feet.
I was still an artist at my core and in time I began to miss the freedom of movement that is possible with painting. There is less need for structure. When I became aware of the new exciting art form, fiber art quilting, it was
a natural transition. I’m a mixed media fiber quilt artist.

MY APPROACH AND PROCESS
I’m a mixed media fiber quiltWho en I became aware of the new exciting art form, fiber
art quilting, it was a natural transition.
My Approach and Process
When I’m struck by an image or thought that excites me, a tiny seed of an idea forms, vague and blurred around the edges. I simply follow where that leads me. I work instinctively, with little advanced planning.
As each need for a creative decision arises, I make the choices based on what feels right at the time. This creates many changes in the  direction that the quilt takes. There are many twists and turns along the way. The-- results can be surprising.
I love that element of surprise!
Sometimes everything just comes together and something special happens that exceeds my expectations. As I’m standing back looking at the finished piece, I’m thinking that this is one of my better ones. And I’m smiling like the Cheshire cat, pleased as punch with myself. Honestly, I’m like a 6-year old, running home from school with a drawing in hand to show Mom.

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