Mixing Different Periods & Styles “My favorite thing about decorating is mixing different periods and styles. If you have something that’s old, and you really do want to mix those styles, then you have to add something that’s obviously modern with it. You can’t put a kind of a […]
Barbara Harms Contemporary Fiber Art
"Why is it that
Barbara Harms, Up Close and Personal
I'm a fiber quilt artist, working in mixed media . My family is filled with artists & I inherited an aptitude for art.
By my teens I had narrowed my focus to painting.
I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild, their youngest member at the time. I was totally out of my league, a teen, in a room of adults. Mute, taking it all in.
I hoped I went unnoticed, a fly on the wall, unlikely. A
silent teenager in their midst, I’m pretty sure they noticed. But being emerged in art, exposed to serious artists, was a great experience. I’ve painted for most of my life.
So, there you have it, the "glorious" beginnings of my artistic "career"!
I've continued to paint for most of my life.
I was introduced to quilting after moving to Oregon &
instantly in love.
It was new & exciting, I jumped in. As enjoyable as I found quilting, I began to missed painting, Then, I discovered fiber art quilting, I was finally home.
My Process & Approach
For me, it's the process of creating that holds the strongest attraction. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, then I follow where it leads.
My style is fairly loose and instinctual. The choices and decisions that come up as I work on a piece, are made based on my gut feelings.
This can result in quite a few changes in direction.
This approach can lead to many changes in the direction. it takes The outcome can come as a surprise.
I love that element of surprise.
Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand. He can't wait to show Mom. At those times I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat.
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A new new art quilt and a silk painting from fiber artist Barbara Harms. Natural themes, a beautiful red egret stand at the water’s edge. The turquoise water sparkles and glimmers as the light of late afternoon is reflects from the water. The other is a impressionist style silk painting of a soft dreamy garden.