Artist, Writer, Naturalist
"Fine artist Carrie Barcomb allows nature to serve as muse, gliding her brush strokes to capture landscapes lying in wait for interpretation. Raised alongside waterways near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, she grew up understanding the stillness of the landscape and the tranquility and stability it offered juxtaposed with the transitory footprint of humanity.
Inspired by travel, her plein-air studies cover the scenic Adirondack Mountains to the rocky barriers of coastal Maine in addition to meanderings through the bucolic countryside of Brandywine Valley. “I’ve explored Ring Farm for the past three years, says Carrie. “It’s history serving as inspiration for artistic freedom. I’m drawn to the gentle hills that offer sweeping views, allowing me to record dynamic clouds and shadows slinking across the fields. I try to evoke this sense of movement in my work. Whether exploring a farm or the forests of upstate New York, there is always something new to discover in the ever-changing color of the seasons.”
Carrie works primarily in oils, but she has recently begun enriching her palette using environmentally friendly milk paint, also referred to as “buttermilk colors” traditionally used to protect barn walls and decorate furniture – “I enjoy its gentle tones and velvety surface.”