20” x 16", Oil on canvas, signed lower middle.
Joseph Barrett has been painting his entire adult life. Born in Midland, North Carolina, in 1936, he settled in Lahaska after studying at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. His favorite subjects include the landscape surrounding New Hope and many local landmarks often encompassing figures into his compositions. Barrett utilizes a heavy impasto and his palette bears similarities to that of Fern Coppedge and George Sotter. Barrett’s paintings are always found in unique and somewhat charming handmade frames designed by the artist and finished in metal leaf.
Jane and Mal Jozoff