Artist Statement

Santa Fe artist Barbara Bally

My paintings evolved from my work as a photographer and a mixed media artist.

No matter the medium, my goal is to communicate a universal feeling that viewers can sense intrinsically.

The attempt stems from my desire to create beauty in a sometimes broken world by finding inspiration in color & detail.

Through architectural and graphic elements, my paintings give the impression of a certain grounded earthiness, but closer reflection reveals a quiet sensitivity and a strong spirit.

My paintings are the opposite of concrete-they express the spirit of the kind of fleeting grace that can’t be articulated.

My work is my contribution to that conversation.