When I produce paintings, hand pulled prints and drawings my aim is to experience what I’ve heard described as spiritual or sublime or divine.
I was inspired at a very young age to paint the beauty and power of strong shapes and colors I saw in landscapes near my hometown in Quebec, Canada. With time, I saw this strength and power as spiritual, divine and sublime.
Today I create works that resonate with this experience inside of me. To show this, I developed a technique that combines and overlays contemporary art concepts on Celtic Art traditions and the Medieval Manuscript tradition.
This overlay is produced one drawing per day, more than one painting per week and one hand pulled print edition per month. Paintings are usually created in a series of 25 artworks.
H.B. Barry Strasbourg-Thompson BFA
Chemainus BC Canada,