Barbara Enochian’s interest in art began in childhood and was encouraged by parents and teachers. She earned a BA in History of Art from UC Berkeley where she was influenced by the Abstract Expressionist and Figurative art movements. After a family tragedy in the early 1990’s she returned to art, studying at Shasta College in Redding, CA for eight years. Barbara has been teaching weekly art classes, has had many solo and group shows, and has sold her work to individuals all over the US. The theme for this show is “Vessels.” The simple shapes of bowls and pots allow Barbara to focus on new and creative ways to express what is familiar. Only palette knives and spreaders (such as credit cards) were used to apply the many layers of acrylic paint that create a heavily textured and fractured surface. The application of paint is the dominant focus, more than the objects portrayed. Barbara hopes the viewer will appreciate the distressed surfaces and soft edges that add an interesting touch of ambiguousness and mystery to each vessel.