Barry Lindley


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Barry Lindley
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Barry D. Lindley is particularly known for the strength and vigor of his paintings, as well as his expressive realism in landscape, waterscape, and cityscape and the agility and fluidity of his sketching on location around the world. In addition to several one-man shows, he has exhibited in many competitive shows and in a number of public offices. Recent work emphasizes interpretations drawn from around the DC area and the Arkansas countryside, and from his travels, in places such as Alaska, Paris, VietNam, the Caribbean, Mallorca, South America. He is a founding member of AquaFolio International Group (six artists from four countries), with whom he has exhibited in Canada and Greece. He is a member of Washington Society of Landscape Painters, a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and of the Institut des Arts Figuratifs, and his works are in many public and private collections throughout the country and internationally. He is a regular Contributing Writer for the Canadian publication Watercolour Gazette, teaches courses at Eureka Springs School of the Arts, and presents lectures and workshops to artists’ groups. He has paintings in over 250 private collections and many corporate or public collections in 26 states and 4 foreign countries and has won numerous awards. “I travel widely and draw incessantly. An avid birder, fisherman, hiker, and traveler, I am fascinated with the world around me and driven to express that experience. My art reflects my interest in the sensuous qualities of paint, paper and canvas, abstract design with concrete references to nature, and making paintings as a link to shared experience. In all cases I begin with direct observations, on-site analysis, and – when possible – sketches, although I sometimes use my own reference photographs in making studio paintings. In style, my paintings are largely interpretative, or expressive realism. I choose medium, character of brush work, compositional emphasis, and color relationships to represent how I looked at the subject, how I felt about it, and what I want you to experience as well.” His most recent major solo exhibition was in March, 2011, at The Art League Gallery in the Torpedo factory in Alexandria, VA. Thirteen other solo exhibitions include the NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Jones Eye Institute and UAMS Library. His works have been in over 24 juried exhibitions as well as many invitational group exhibitions and the offices of US Senators Blanche Lincoln and Tim Hutchinson and the Arkansas Governor’s Office. Born in Indiana and a long-time resident of Ohio and Arkansas, he now resides in Washington, DC. A full-time artist after a distinguished career as a scientist and educator, he paints on location and in his studio at Columbia Pike Artists Studios in Arlington, VA. He has been an active explorer and constructor of art throughout his life. In addition to scientific degrees from DePauw University and Case Western Reserve University, he studied drawing at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he also served as Visiting Lecturer of Medical Illustration. As a painter, he has participated in workshops but is primarily self-taught from active practice, visits to the great galleries of the world, and books. Now a resident of Washington, DC, he lived and worked for many years in Indiana, Ohio and Arkansas, although his subjects range very widely. Dr. Lindley served the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, after being Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Acting Chair of the Anatomy Department, and Associate Dean for Medical Education at Case Western Reserve University.