(From Barbara East’s bio):
“Barbara East is an artist, a cowgirl, a keeper of the land. Her life philosophy and beliefs shine through her art with every brush stroke. Horses, ranching and tough work have always been a part of her life. In summer months, East manages cattle grazing in the high country, where she is also the keeper of the range with an ever watchful eye for "something not right" on the job and an equally watchful eye for something remarkable enough to paint. The life East leads is the inspiration behind every painting, her life as a cowgirl and an artist inseparable.”
Barbara is renowned for her intricate watercolors on cigarette papers, and larger works in egg tempera. Her recent focus has turned to large pieces commemorating the histories of family ranches, agricultural organizations or life careers. (Please see the BI-blog entry from January 22nd 2010)
Presently she is working with a mural for Woolgrowers 150th annual meeting in
Barbara East is a fifth generation
Barbara East is also a student within the DBG' Botanical Illustration Certificate Program.