Barb Albin, Night Dancing, Sea Grape GalleryOur 2D Artist of the Month for July and August is Contemporary Watermedia Artist Barbara Albin.   Barb has loved art since childhood and sold her first two paintings to Northern Illinois University at the age of 17.  She was a public school art teacher, and has been active in many arts related activities both in her native Chicago and in Florida, including teaching watercolor art to adults, presenting art workshops, entering juried and invitational shows, and jurying art exhibitions.  Barb’s paintings are in many permanent corporate and private collections, including Northern Illinois University.   Barb describes her love of art this way: “I love color. I love how the world is so full of color and life. I feel the energy of nature pulsating through the earth and the atmosphere. This is my inspiration, and I can’t wait to begin capturing all the emotions and joy I feel on canvas. My paintings are prayers to God thanking Him for the beautiful world we live in.”

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