About Barbara L. Chapman

Barbara begins each work  holding the intention of exploring  a vision  and connection  to the spiritual , emotional and intellectual  aspects of life . Color and texture are the main focus of her work as representative of the beauty , power and vitality of life .   As she guides the materials , the work unfolds and expands ,  often taking on a life of it’s own .  Barbara  layers colors and , in places  ,  scrapes  it away mirroring our vulnerabilities and  creating a world of  texture and depth  .  As in life we carry the layers of our experiences and reveal parts of ourselves  in moments .  She transforms a hard look at the world  into joyous exploration during her creative process renewing the light and hope of possibility for all humankind .

The volunteer work she does with homeless youth at the Sanctuary Art Center in Seattle,W.A. reinforces her drive to express the beauty, grace and courage that can be found in each of us no matter what our circumstances are.  A willingness to see it  is all that’s required.    That experience continues to inspire her work while she seeks new outlets for encouraging creative expression , as a means to healing ,  among struggling  street youth.

-Barbara L. Chapman




Commissions  welcomed

Barbara L. Chapman 




  Work Experience :

   Studied Fine Art at MaryMount Manhattan  College 

   Volunteer At Sanctuary Art Center 

– serving homeless and street  involved youth in Seattle,W


2021            ArtBox Projects    Switzerland

2021            ERA Living ‘ Sheltering in Place ‘  Group Exhibit

2021            SLMM  Society of Layerists  Group Exhibit 

                                       ‘ Connections  with a Purpose ‘

2021            ERA  Group Exhibit  “Earth , Wind and Fire ‘                      

                                       Seattle ,Wa

2020            ERA  Group Exhibit  Seattle ,Wa               

2020            SLMM Society of Layerists  Newsletter  

2020            ERA Living  group exhibit  ‘State of Flux’ Seattle ,Wa

2020            SLMM Society of Layerists  Exhibit  ‘Breath of Fresh Air ‘

2020            SLMM Society of Layerists  Exhibit ‘ Awakening in Change’

2020           ArtBox Projects  Exhibit   SWISSARTEXPO 

2020           ArtBox Projects  Exhibit World 

2019           ArtBox Projects  Exhibit SWISSARTEXPO  

2018            Dorothy  Little  Gallery   Solo Exhibit

2019           ArtBox Projects  Exhibit Miami 

2017           UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON   ‘Paintings and Prose ‘

                                            Solo Exhibit 

 2017          ARTBOX PROJECT   Basel , Switzerland 

 2017          SEATTLE SUNSHINE COFFEE    Solo Exhibit  Seattle

 2017          SUNLIGHT CAFE    Solo Exhibit    Seattle 

 2016          ARTBOX PROJECT     Miami ,FL           

 2016          EIGHT BELLS WINERY    Solo Exhibit  Seattle 

 2016           SUNLIGHT CAFE     Solo Exhibit  Seattle  

 2015           St.MARK’S CATHEDRAL   Group Show  Seattle

 2014           EPIPHANY at ST.MARK’S CATHEDRAL  Group Show  Seattle ,Wa

 2013            CMPD GALLERY     Group show  Seattle 

 2013            DOROTHY LITTLE GALLERY   Solo Show  Seattle 

 2013            UFRAME IT Ltd .   Grand Opening Solo Show  Seattle



2021     The Healing Power of Art and Artists –

‘Women Artists Who Help Others Heal Through Art ‘

 2014   N.M.Bar Bulletin    Cover Art  and  Inside  Art  New Mexico

 2016   N.M.Bar Bulletin    Cover Art  and  Inside  Art  New Mexico

 2015   Slander Magazine / Zine Project    Inside Art  Seattle 

 2015   Section 8 Magazine   Inside Art  Seattle 


FareStart annual  Better Lives Gala  Donation  Seattle,Wa

 Art for Change  Auction  – Sanctuary Art Center   Seattle , Wa

 Bailey Boushay  House     Seattle .Wa  Three  Paintings 


     2015   Mural Project   University  District Chamber of Commerce

with the Sanctuary  Art Center , Seattle , Wa