Gallery Owner's note: Hope Barton retired from our gallery on 7/24/13. She may be contacted at " http://www.hopebartonfinearts.com"
It has always been HOPE BARTON'S goal to create etchings and paintings that are technically-proficient with interest and lasting appeal. Her landscapes and water scenes are peaceful reflections of her personal observations of Florida's quiet places.
Hope is known throughout Florida for both her miniature and large multiple-plate etchings and hand-pulled prints.Through the years, her etching process has evolved to include fewer plates and more hand-coloring. Monotypes are used as underpaintings, upon which acrylics, Conte pencil or Caran D'Ache crayons are applied to further enrich the surface.
She has worn many other hats since graduating from Florida Southern College - including wife, mother, grandmother, art teacher, art gallery owner and art juror - but always makes time every day for her creative passions.
Hope participates in Plein Air "paint-outs" around Florida and lives on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, FL with her husband Ed. She is featured in "Picturing Florida" and has self-published a softcover book of her etchings and paintings titled "Quiet Places."