Barbi Thomer Niblick is the Traditional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of April 2021. She is an award-winning artist based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Barbi's Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of April 2021. The gallery will promote Barbi and her work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts to over 5,500+ buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets. Fusion Art's objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
Please read Barbi's Artist Biography and Artist Statement below as she describes her history, process and inspiration in her own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see her exhibition.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Barbi's work, please visit her website.
Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Barbi’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.
Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Barbi and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, American artist Barbi Thomer Niblick relocated to Phoenix, AZ where she discovered her passion for art. Mostly self-taught, Barbi is best known for her use of bright, vibrant colors in her abstract oil paintings. An emotive painter, she often uses painting as a physical and emotional release. “Diagnosed with bipolar 2, I’ve come to realize a large focus in my work has been to cope with those symptoms.” Abandoning rational thought she allows the paint to speak for her, often painting with her hands because it acts as a conduit to connect the tactile experience to the emotions she feels. Barbi’s dream is to impact society by bringing awareness to mental health and personality disorders in an effort to destigmatize them. Having personal experience with these issues, her goal is to help others through her artworks. She is a member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Sonoran Arts League, and ArtLink Phoenix. In addition to being in personal collections nationwide, Barbi’s work has been on display at On the Edge Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ as well as online exhibitions through Fusion Arts.
Each painting I create is a story of triumph. Using my hands to feel the paint as it moves on the canvas, the bipolar 2 symptoms that are constantly cycling within me are eased. Often starting out “ugly” while experiencing a depressive state, these pieces transform into a collection of vibrant, colorful, and energetic pieces as the cycle progresses to positive. After learning of this bipolar 2 diagnosis, I realized the focus in my work has always been to cope with those symptoms. When a collector adds one of these to their personal collection, they are getting so much more than just a pretty picture. These pieces are created as a way to spread awareness of mental health disorders while helping to destigmatize them.
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