This March, the Geary Gallery of Darien is proud to present the magnificent landscapes of painter, Barbara Lussier. Her vibrant, sparkling exhibit runs March 2-31 at the Geary Gallery, located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien. All are welcome and admission is free.
About Barbara Lussier
Barbara Lussier holds a B.F.A. degree with high honors from the University of Hartford where she studied with Rudolph Zallinger and Paul Zimmerman. She has also studied at the Ringling School of Art, Hartford College for Women, and the Lyme Academy. Her work has been exhibited throughout New England and internationally.
Lussier has taught plein air painting privately and through various educational institutions, including the Lyme Art Association, where she is an elected member and served as president of the Board of Directors.
She is a signature member of New England Plein Air Painters, and an elected member of the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Rockport Art Association. She is also an elected jury member of the Academic Artists Association and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. Her work is published in Great Day Trips to Connecticut’s Critical Habitats.
She is represented in a number of corporate and private collections and has won numerous awards for her paintings and exhibitions.
Her landscapes explore the romance of color and light and have been described as “poetry.” The daughter of a consummate fisherman and boater, Barbara experienced the mysteries and wonder of the sea while roaming the coastline of Nahant, Massachusetts as a child. She followed her father to the warmer waters of Florida, where he fished and boated and she attended the Ringling School of Art. Later, she explored the South Pacific coastline, where she was sometimes dropped by helicopter on uninhabited islands to paint pink rocks and turquoise waters. Currently, she divides her time between Texas and New England.
In explaining her creative process, Lussier stated, “I enter each moment of work with a painting aesthetic, searching out places that, even if only for fleeting moments, address that aesthetic. Particularly by visiting farms, I find elements to explore that are central to the sense of aesthetic. The landscape also represents an emotional element, and landscape paintings are symbols of that emotion.”
To view Lussier’s paintings, and read more, visit our online gallery.
Gallery Location & Hours
Geary Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633.