The artists exhibiting at Parkpoint Health Clubs are members of the club or our very own staff. The Buchanan family (Club owners) are delighted to showcase the art of their members and staff, and feel blessed to have their clubs enjoy such beautiful work. They are grateful to have so many talented artists in all three clubs. It has been a pleasure to share their appreciation of art with all the members and Parkpoint community.
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Parkpoint Healdsburg is proud to currently feature the artwork of:
Barbara graduated from Stanford University in 1958 with a B.A. in art and a love for watercolor instilled by Professor Daniel Mendelowitz. A former resident of Walnut Creek, Barbara painted occasionally while raising three children and running two businesses in the area. Ten years of driving back and forth to Healdsburg convinced Barbara and her husband to settle permanently in the wine country whose landscapes compelled her to paint more often.
Barbara’s love of cooking led her to explore the local farmers’ markets and produce stands and resulted in a series of note cards featuring fruits and vegetables. Over the years, she developed a line of specialty jams and marmalades featuring labels done from her original watercolors. She came close to trademarking her products, but decided to let her preserves remain a hobby and concentrate on her painting.
Her original watercolors—focusing on the brilliant colors and patterns found at Sonoma County’s farm stands—were reproduced on notecard sets and have been very popular. In the meantime, she continues to find inspiration exploring vineyards, farmers’ markets, and Sonoma’s scenic North Coast. Full scale original watercolors have been displayed in numerous venues, including the National Bank of the Redwoods in Santa Rosa, Food for Thought in Sebastopol, and the Oakville Grocery in Healdsburg.
An 18-month home remodeling project found Barbara wielding 3-inch paint brushes and rollers destined for walls instead of watercolor brushes on rag paper. That immense project now complete, she is back at her easel, freshly inspired. Barbara continues to paint on location, observing Sonoma’s beautiful seasonal changes and varying scenes that still provide her with unlimited subject matter.
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