Barbara Solberg - Landscape and Mixed Media Artworks

The Creative Hand Studio. Art in Nature. Nature in Art.



* Commissions

* Landscapes

* Mixed Media

* Small Works

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* Drawing

* Pastel Painting

* Workshops

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* Artist's Statement

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Affiliated Galleries


Beauchamp's Art Gallery, Topeka




About the Art

A painter for many years, I have always been captivated by the beauty of the land and our place in it. Drawing upon the history of ancient cultures, my art weaves together the textures of old and new, time and place, the conscious and unconscious.

Finding inspiration in nature, I have incorporated it into my works using a variety of media and techniques, from pastels, acrylics, oils, lithography, and mono-prints to collages of natural objects.

My work, whether a simple landscape or an intricate collage, strives to connect us to the land, our history, and most importantly, ourselves.



Mr. Ginger
Mr. Ginger

Cute Critters

Love your pet? Immortalize your cute critter with a custom-made collage!

Barbara will work with you to determine what you think are the defining characteristics of your pet. For instance, Spooky the cat, lives to eat and loves fish! Hence, Fish Dreams. What makes your pet special?

Price: $200. Size: approx. 8" x 10" or 9" x 12". Matted, unframed. (Framing can be done for you at an extra cost, determined by materials selected.)

Contact Barbara at to set up an appointment.

Spooky-Fish Dreams


Homage to Apis Mellifera

Get Creative. Take an Art Class!

Intro to Drawing with Pastels & Color Concepts



ARTI-FACTS! Henri Matisse Cut-Paper Collage



Advanced Techniques in Pastels



Mixed Media / Collage Ideas



Enhance your space!

With artworks for the home, office, and other commercial spaces. More details...


What collectors are saying...

“I love Barbara's work because it comes from a place of deep experience . . . 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, Psychologist



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