ABOUT THE ARTIST

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BARBARA KOKASKA

Barbara grew up in the artist community of Ojai, California.  From a young age, she was surrounded by artists and craftsmen.  Her father, a naturalist, instilled a great appreciation and passion for nature which continually inspires many of her paintings. “I am amazed by nature and its beauty. Light and shadow excite me.  My hope is to convey those emotions in my paintings. Capturing the light and color of Southern California has been my passion.”

Barbara attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and graduated with a degree in applied art and design.  After 15 years as an Art Director in the Bay Area, Barbara relocated to the San Diego area to focus on the finer arts.  She has experience painting in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, and acrylic. She currently lives in Poway, California with her husband, two children and their dog Riley.

 

Contact information:

barbarakokaska@gmail.com