Barbara begins each new work while in a meditation . In a space between

control and mystery .   Her process represents her perception of the combined spiritual

and practical journey . Giving,  receiving  and releasing are all critical pieces of an 

abundant and purposeful life . The power of Courage and trust are an integral part of  

Barbara’s work .  

” Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves , like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue . Do not now seek the answers , which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them . And the point is to live everything . Live the question now . Perhaps you will then gradually , without noticing it , live along some distant day into the answer  .”     —   Rainier Maria Rilke 

Barbara L. Chapman
Barbara L. Chapman

The inspiration for Barbara’s work is derived from the movement initiated by life’s changes and challenges. The use of chalk and oil pastels, some times in combination with acrylic paint and charcoal, allowing for the creation of depth and texture and the spirit of inspiration to flow.

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