Barbara McLean, Peer Gallery
Barbara McLean holds a BFA from NSCAD University and a certificate of graphic design from Sheridan College.
2015, Drawnout, a co-exhibit with Susan Hudson, Peer Gallery, Lunenburg, NS
September - October 31, Ground Shift, Saint John’s Art Centre, NB
May 4 - June 2: Co-exhibit with sculptor Heather Lawson: Groundworks, Wolfville, NS
Oct. 5 - Oct. 17: Ground Shift: Peer Gallery, Lunenburg, NS.
Solo Exhibitions in 2012
May 13 - June 10: Markers and Tracings: ARTsPLACE, Annapolis Royal, NS
September 1 – 30: Abstract Landscapes: Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, NS
Solo Exhibitions in 2011
May 7 – 19: Old Ground/New Ground: Peer Gallery, Lunenburg, NS.
Solo Exhibitions in 2010
March 19 - May 21: Chance and Circumstance: (Abstract Paintings), Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax
April 1 - April 30: Barbara McLean: Abstract Landscapes, Art Sales and Rental Gallery, Halifax
Purchased by: Shannex Corporation, GPI Atlantic and private collectors across Canada, the United States and Korea
As an artist I have always been keenly interested in gesture and line. These elements figured strongly in my previous landscape paintings and now have an even stronger voice in my abstract work. Recently I have been combining charcoal, pastel, ink, pencil, and collage with acrylics creating surfaces rich in mark-making and subtle shifts of tone and value. Layer upon layer leads one deeper and deeper into to these pieces. (Barbara's Gallery).
When I am working, the outside world disappears, leaving me to search for something that is beyond the concrete and beyond words, but at the same time, something that is very important to me, something best communicated through the medium of paint.