Roberta R. Barnes is a native of Nebraska and has always been a part of the rural lifestyle. She currently lives on a ranch outside of Halsey Nebraska with her husband, Randy. Barnes received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Concordia University in Seward. Following graduation, she moved to Stapleton, where she taught for four years. In 1984, she and her husband moved to Greeley, Colo., where she took graduate courses at the University of Northern Colorado. She moved back to Nebraska in 1988. During the next ten years, she worked on her art while raising her four sons. In 1998, Barnes returned to Stapleton to teach K-12 Art for the next 18 years. In 2016, she changed to a 7-12 Art position in Broken Bow where she currently teaches. Both she and her husband continue to work and ranch outside of Halsey. Barnes maintains her studio at her home.
From the Artist:
Living on our ranch is a blessing I get to enjoy every day. Being close to nature and its endless beauty provide an endless supply of visual resources for artwork. I want my paintings to speak of the beauty and wonder of my environment. Simple scenes can provide the best subject matter. I tell my students, “I live breathe and art everyday.” Creating art is not only a commitment, it’s a struggle and a constant desire to balance art and life. I want my paintings to provide a sense of wonder and peace, a sense of place where memories warm the heart. My artwork is in public and private collections.
Below are a few images of this artist’s work. To view more images or to purchase art from this Nebraska rural artist, please visit her website at http://robertabarnesart.com/
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