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Barbara Neville is a native and resident of Wilmington, Delaware. She attended the University of Delaware and Moore College of Art in Philadelphia.
She has worked and studied with various well-known artists including, Domenic DiStephano, Tom Bostell, Henry Meier, Carolyn Anderson, Eo Omwake, Sarah Yeoman, Donna Cusano and Janet Hammond, but was most influenced by Chadds Ford artist, Rea Redifer. Her two workshops with Charles Reid helped her further develop her use of color and sense of composition.
Barbara is equally comfortable using watercolor, pastel and oil paint. She uses watercolor as a translucent medium allowing the white paper to show through. Additionally, she shows how watercolor can be very dark to achieve a wide spectrum of tones. In her pastels, she illustrates how the pigment can be layered to form a velvety luminescence. In much of her work, she enjoys exploring the way light plays on a subject. Barbara's subject matter is unlimited and includes landscapes, people, still lifes and flowers.
Barbara has exhibited in numerous shows across the Delaware Valley and has paintings in important public and private collections throughout the United States (references available upon request).
She has won awards in various juried shows, including the Zimmerman Award at the Philadelphia Watercolor Club. She was accepted in to the Pastel Society of America's annual juried show in New York, and received the Pastel Society of North Florida award. In addition, she is a juried member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and was recently accepted into the Members Annual Show with several paintings.
Barbara created a series of note cards for the world-renowned Longwood Gardens located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This continuing venture was so successful that she launched a full-scale note card business that allowed her work to be accessible to a national audience.
Last year, one of Barbara's oil paintings sold, above its high estimate, at Christie's auction house in New York.
In March of 2007, Barbara's Valley Garden painting won "Best of Show" at the Delaware Foundation for Visual Arts annual show at the Hagley Museum Soda House.
In 2008 and 2009, her work has been accepted at the coveted Historic Yellow Springs art show and she has sold paintings there every year.