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 view the local art of your creative neighbors!
Are you interested in becoming our Featured Artist? Contact us!
Our current Featured Artist is Elisa Campbell
January 8 - March 31
About the Artist
Home Land: Watercolors of Nearby Nature
I find painting is a form of concentrating my attention on a scene, or plant, or “slant of light” that has caught my eye and my heart. I have always felt connected to the landscape and living beings around me, so I have been an environmentalist all my life and my painting is a fundamental aspect of that.
I primarily work from my own photographs of places I know and love, so most of my paintings are recognizably local.
While I took painting as a child, I didn’t begin to study watercolors seriously until about 2000. I have taken classes with Walt Cudnohufsky in Ashfield, and Caleb Stone on Monhegan Island in Maine. I have had shows at the Amherst Town Hall, US Fish and Wildlife in Hadley, the Burnett Gallery in Amherst, and at Barstow’s.