Barstow’s is a small family owned business and we are committed to supporting other local farmers, local crafters, and local artists. Our walls are reserved for the art of local painters, sketchers, and photographers – giving us a beautiful and unique perspective on the area that we live and love. Visit us to enjoy lunch, soak in the rural views, and enjoy the local art of your creative neighbors!
Are you interested in becoming our Featured Artist? Contact us!
Our current Featured Artist is painter, Marie Welch.
October 1 - November 14
I was introduced to painting landscapes in an adult education class decades ago. What began as a casual hobby became more serious over time, and I’ve been self-guided in my growth as a painter since then. I use tone, color and rendering to conjure subtle and fleeting moments of color and light. I am currently focusing on creating miniature oil landscapes. I have been a lifelong resident of Franklin County and have drawn inspiration for my work from across the Pioneer Valley. I have exhibited my paintings throughout Western Massachusetts and have won awards in regional competitions.
A favorite quote from the writings of Oswald Chambers expresses why landscape painting is important to me.
“……..we have a tremendous treasure in nature and will realize that it is holy and sacred. We will see God reaching out to us in every wind that blows, every sunrise and sunset, every cloud in the sky, every flower that blooms and every leaf that fades”