We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz Barber and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Liz, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Creating is all about risk taking. It’s about going against the grain, trusting my gut and going forward into uncharted territory. That provides great reward. 

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Staying relevant as an artist is a major challenge. Experimenting and keeping the work fresh is key. I like to challenge myself to tackle ideas in new ways. Finding inspiration in what surrounds me has been important these past months. We have all had to stay put. New ideas arise from that. In my challenges I always find a change of perspective keeps me on track. The use of my own color language and drawn line in my paintings sets me apart. That is how you know you are seeing a “Liz Barber” painting.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In this unique time I find myself taking great pleasure in the outdoors. The Chattahoochie River has a boardwalk that allows you to see wildlife and areas of the river not normally accessible. Downtown Roswell has been my go-to for “what’s for dinner.” 1920 has a fantastic menu of southern classics. Adele’s on Canton has amazing Cajun cuisine. I pop in Roswell Provisions for coffee or a fantastic charcuterie platter. All provide outdoor dining so I can bring my pup Sydney. My husband and I have been taking Sydney on hikes to waterfalls in North Georgia. Amicalola falls is close to Dahlonega, GA. It is a fantastic day hike.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Addison Gallery http://www.addisongallery.com/ Patricia Bowe- owner

Website: www.lizbarber.com
Instagram: instagram.com/lizbarberpaintings/
Facebook: Facebook.com/LizBarberPaintings

Image Credits
1. Iris 84×90 2. Sunset Wave 48×72 3. Violet 48×60 4. Tide Pool 3 48×48 5. Morning View 48×48 6. New in the Garden 48×48 7. Me and Sydney

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