"Lucy's lush, painterly oils are utterly deceptive in their simplicity. Her sophisticated use of color, and her masterful economy of detail elevates her subjects beyond the mundane. This transformative editing smooths the vulgar excesses of reality, distilling it down into its very essence; capturing the very thing-ness of the thing itself. It is exalted in its quiet dignity, and captivating in its effect. Lucy Barber captures lightning in a bottle over and over again. It is painting of the highest order."  Lisa Lippincott, Soft Water Gallery

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"Lucy Barber has a talent that not every skilled artist can claim — she is a born teacher, with the ability not only to communicate complex aesthetic concepts, but to inspire others to reach deep and find their own personal artistic expressions…art is a personal language, yet Lucy is able to understand the aspirations of others and transform her own formidable talent into something that every student can readily apprehend and emulate. Brava, Lucy!"  —Timothy / painting workshop