Abstract Artist: S.A. Barone
Medium: Acrylic, Mixed Media
I am truly in love with the abstract and non-objective style of art. I love the way shapes and colors interact with each other as I use bright and bold colors to create interesting compositions. A good many of my paintings are unplanned they just come out of my own thoughts and energy and how I see things in my everyday life. It’s very satisfying to paint along on a large canvas and find exciting shapes emerging and interacting with each other.
S. A. Barone, which stands for Shirley Anna Barone, was born in San Francisco, California, close to Fisherman’s Wharf. She is the mother of three daughters and grandmother to eight grandchildren. Shirley is a breast cancer survivor of four years. Shirley has studied with well known artists in Redding, as well as in San Jose, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. Shirley does approximately ten commissioned paintings a year and has a client base that stretches from Marin County, to Los Angeles. Shirley is also a children’s writer and has been published in several children’s magazines, such as Highlights, Turtle, Humpty Dumpty, Children’s Playmate and Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul. She has won several awards for her art work, from a Best of Show to a People’s Choice award, to an Award of Excellence in a National Show, and several First Place awards. Shirley is currently showing her art work at The Studio Experience, a fine art gallery, in Redding, California. Shirley also shows her art work at private shows and in some places of business in and around Redding, CA.