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Barbara Riley: Breath on Paper

  • A Gallery Somewhere 3209 Calle Marie Santa Fe, NM, 87507 (map)

Breath on Paper

Ink painting captures a moment.

A single breath to a single brushstroke. To paint becomes an encounter with a single moment, even when using more than one brush stroke. Working on a variety of traditional calligraphy papers, ink and brush chase each other. Adding color shifts contrast, heightening immediacy. 


After training for years by copying Asian classical paintings, I met William Preston whose instruction and mentoring deepened my practice and my painting immeasurably. He asked me to see differently, to use Notan. Sometimes, I could make him laugh. Hopefully, the intelligence and wit he shared so generously comes through in my paintings. Anything lackluster is mine alone.

Barbara Riley

Earlier Event: October 7
Barbara Riley: Breath on Paper
Later Event: October 10
Barbara Riley: Breath on Paper