Veta Barker Biography

I became interested in painting late in my life. I was fashion designer. Forms, lines, ideas, colors, styles was everything for me. Painting for me was like joy for soul and eyes. I loved museums, exhibitions, art festivals, but that goes parallel with me and didn't cross my mind. When I moved for living in USA in Colorado my active life with  Fashion stopped, but I opened my heart for amazing Nature in this state and around beautiful America. I was absolutely a city woman. America change me and back to human roots, to Earth value, made me stop and "smell the roses".  I started jealously watching and studying painters.  I then started to want to paint and I wanted to have fun with that. The abstract style was more close to design and I decided to try that. I felt abstract very well and loved this expressional form of art. I start my painting with acrylic and I worked hard and many times repainted my abstracts. It's hard for me to paint in one style of abstract. I grabbed canvas, brushes, knifes and never know what would happen next or which way I would paint. I love experiments. I'm still studying Art and I'm waiting for my "WOW!" moment. I'm still painting my abstract compositions but painting flowers, trees, landscapes in abstract also. Thank you. Best regards, Veta Barker 

Artist's Statement

1985 - 1990 Art Academy, Vilnius, Lithuania Art Academy was my second Master's degree. The first one was in Clothing Design which I received at the Technological University in Kaunas, Lithuania (1967-1972).