Mann, Barbara

Barbara Mann
Norfolk, VA
My forms are simple and quiet so that I can use surfaces as a canvas for both stylized nods to nature and happy doodles. I love to make table lamps and to go through my paper collection to find the just the right colorway and texture for each lampshade. Sometimes, I will find a paper that I love and that paper will inform the piece. I am in awe of the beauty and diversity of flowers and inspired by an array of images from botanical illustrations to garden photographs to Georgia O’Keefe macro paintings.

Beauty gives our souls a little refreshment so we can get on with the more mundane tasks of life.

Other fun facts…
B.S. in Biology with concentration in Botany
Tap dancer/ballroom dancer
Grant Developer at Old Dominion University
Teaches at the Hermitage Museum Visual Arts Center, Norfolk, Virginia
AOFTA Booth: (Duke of Gloucester: O 54) Map It