Art Friday: Barbara R. Felisky

View of the Villa - wall tapestry

Artist: Barbara R. Felisky
Website: link

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Felisky now resides in Southern California, painting daily at her studio. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Education from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In order to further develop her skills, Felisky studied oil painting with a number of California artists as well as drawing under Fredrick Odell. Using the knowledge she acquired during her university education and while working as a professional artist, Felisky taught classes in drawing and oil painting to school-age and adult students.   Her time is now spent on traveling and creating new images to satisfy her devoted collectors, new and old.

Travel is an important facet of Felisky's life. Her frequent trips provide inspiration and source material for her images of Provence, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Italy's Lake District, California vineyards, and, of course, English gardens. Each year she seeks out a new area to explore and photograph, returning to the studio revitalized and refreshed. However, England, with the pull of its scenery and gardens, still holds a special fascination. Felisky's rich palette and vibrant colors capture the exhilarating hues of the flowers and shrubs, while the stone walls, bridges, garden pools, and paths draw the viewer deep into the quiet tranquility of the English countryside. (source from her website)

Take a trip to Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast with the following paintings!

Can't you just imagine pulling up one of those chairs and enjoying the view, perhaps with a good book and some nibbles!

I love the sea in this painting and the way the light hits it - very peaceful, like many of her paintings.

And now back to England - Malt Cottage!
Durham Farm - I really like these English cottage ones.

Poppy cottage


  1. Beautiful paintings! Thank for sharing about this artist! Have a wonderful weekend ahead ~

    1. Thank you - yes, I will have a lovely weekend. It is mothers day here on Sunday and my dear son and his future wife (and her mother) are going out for "high tea". It will be lovely.

      Do have a lovely weekend yourself:)

  2. I really like these, Jo! They are all so quaint, picturesque, peaceful, and beautiful!

  3. Lovely! I enjoyed the trip :) enjoy your weekend Jo!

    1. And yes, happy Mothers Day Jo! I forgot that this morning when I commented:)

    2. And a very special mothers day to you as well.

  4. Jo- I'm not familiar with this artist but her work is fabulous. I love the subjects and her beautiful blending of colors. I've been to some of those places and she captured the essence of these places perfectly.


  5. Those are really pretty--thanks for sharing. Makes me yearn to paint again.


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