Barbara Solberg - Landscape and Mixed Media Artworks

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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 and connected."

- JoAnn Smith
Dean, KU Continuing Education


Slipping into Night

The Beginning

"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
Private Collector

"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




Cover Art

Barbara's work was featured as the cover art for Stephen Bunch's poetry book, Preparing to Leave. Read more...

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.

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