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Medford, Barbara — Barbara Medford

Crestwood, KY


watercolor paintings, prints

After raising two daughters and receiving her degree in Psychology, Barbara has found her true love – painting watercolors.  Tai chi and travel serve to inspire her compositions.  Bright colors and exotic designs typify her work.


Barbara describes painting as her passion.  She says “I try to communicate that passion using bold colors and design.  Utilizing the special transparent qualities of watermedia – layering glazes of color and texturing – allows me to create a sense of interconnectedness I believe we all share.  Whether I’m developing a composition that’s whimsical, symbolic or captures the lush beauty of a flower my goal is to transport the viewer the viewer beyond the ordinary.”


Barbara is a member of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program and the Kentucky Watercolor Society.


Barbara’s work can be found at regional art shows and at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea.