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Desperado is proud to debut our artist in resident, Barbara Slater’s, newest florals this summer. Slater’s work has been a fixture at our store for years and we think you will love her latest exhibit.
We caught up with Barbara recently and she shared what inspires her work. “I love flowers, I love their shapes and colors so I decided to do them them a little edgy!” says Slater.
Slater’s works have been showcased in Bend’s “Cascade Arts & Entertainment” magazine as well as frequently appearing in the magazine “Ranch and Country”.
“Somewhere in my mind I’m always thinking about or looking for a painting. Every painting that I start demands a new language,
it feels unfamiliar at times as though this is the first one I have ever done,” reflects Slater. “It is in my blood and takes up a huge part of my life.” she says.
Slater’s work has touched our lives too. Barbara has painted portraits of some of our favorite past pets and has done commissioned work capturing our client’s favorite pets on canvas too.
Besides desperado boutique and several other art galleries in Central Oregon she was recently showcased in the Oil Painters of America show in Carmel, California.
Slater’s oil on canvas florals will be on display and for sale @desperado through September.