Barbara Poole

Printmaking, painting in oil and watercolor.

Etchings and paintings that are often narrative and reflect moments in time.


Looking back at my art career, I see that my imagery is all connected to my surroundings. I make art that explores what happens in a space. Each year I make it a goal to learn something new or develop different subject matter. So in between making very calculated etchings and aquatints I experiment. All the work eventually circles around and one piece will influence another. 


When I first started as an artist I was influenced by my childhood in Western Pennsylvania. I drew and built tiny mining houses, documented the barns and farmland. Through the years I always seem to be documenting.  Most recently I have been interested in some of the old properties I have driven by since the 70’s. When they started falling down I knew I wanted to keep the images of the decaying process.


Last year my goal was to draw and paint using only what I saw in my mind for reference. That led to thinking about textures and more experimentation this year. I have been painting the grasses at Sea Ranch as they change with the different seasons and light of the day as well as working on etchings of the willow trees.


My work is in the Kaiser Northern California and displayed in both San Rafael and Petaluma. Paramount Productions has bought and rented my work to use in their sets for Netflix for the past 3 years. 


Studio Tour Hours

August 28 & 29 September 4-6
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Directions to Studio 5 at 36581 Sculpture Point Drive,The Sea Ranch.
At mile marker 52.5 turn onto Navigators Reach. Immediate right turn (north) to Sculpture Point Drive. 36581 is on the north side of street before the cul-de-sac. Please park on the street.