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 photographer Laure Dennery.
November 1 - December 15
I was born in New York City and moved to France when I was 12. I always loved to make art, but this cross-Atlantic move helped me realize that I could use my art to express my feelings and emotions in ways that I was unable to do with words. I found oils to be the perfect medium through which I could express myself as well as hone my techniques and discover my own style.
In the last five years I have had two children. Recently, as I have begun to have a little time, I have rediscovered my love for painting and I am reminded how much it is important for me to stay grounded.
I often use animals as a source of inspiration. For me, they embody the simplicity of life; a life devoid of the seemingly endless complexities of human society. Animals are always true to themselves and it is the beauty that comes from understanding their essence that I try to convey in my pieces. Through this series of work, I explored color, forms, and abstractions to create intimate scenes that reveal serene simplicity in a complex world.