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What collectors are saying...
"I live with three works by Barbara Solberg --
a pastel, a painting, and a mixed media piece (on loan from a
friend). For me, Barbara's work taps into universal rhythms and
archetypes. Looking at her work every day is a privilege that
connects me to what is basic and deep. These works remind me what
it is to be alive, to be human, to be on Earth with all these
other beautiful souls."
- Lori Brack
"Barbara Solberg's art has qualities that are
simultaneously earth and universe connected. Her art quietly and
profoundly takes me to another place and that place is calm, intelligent
- JoAnn Smith
Dean, KU Continuing Education
"Barbara's painting is the center of our newly
designed room. The painting, of the Smoky Hill River, exudes the
communion with nature, from the timeless flow of the water in
the river, the stateliness of trees lining the banks, to the clouds
in the sky communicate the beauty of Kansas and the sense of life
ever flowing. Barbara's works have life in them, with a sense
of connectedness to the land."
- Kirk Perucca
"Barbara's work touches me at a very deep level.
I have several of her pieces in my home and office, because they
bring a sense of tranquility to my space. I appreciate her use
of color, texture and natural artifacts, which seem to ground
the energy in the room."
- Mikell Adams
"I love Barbara's work because it comes from
a place of deep experience that clearly comes through. As a consequence,
the work is inspirational, grounding and has a complexity which
makes it never boring hanging on the wall, even years later. I
find it evocative and healing."
- Rita Stucky
Barbara's work was featured as the cover art for Stephen Bunch's poetry
book, Preparing to Leave. Read
Paintings in Collections
With over 350 artworks sold,
my work has long been appreciated by my clients. While most of my
paintings can be found in private collections, one can also find
my artworks in many public and corporate collections in Kansas.
Below is a selected list of collections that own my work.
- Association of Community Arts Agencies of Kansas
- Public Collection, City of Salina, KS
- First State Bank, Lawrence, KS
- Lincoln County Public Art Collection, Lincoln, KS
- Palace Theaters, Wichita, KS
- Payless Shoes, Topeka, KS
- Public School Collection, Russell, KS
For a complete list of exhibitions,
awards received, paintings in corporate collections and additional
professional activities, please click here.