"My work is a visual evolution of ideas, using paint in an ongoing dialogue... paying homage to our natural world."
- Barbara Sosson
2018-20 Botanical Gardens of New York
This series of large abstract/realist paintings depicts images from my visits to both the Brooklyn and Bronx Botanical Gardens of New York. Unlike Landscape paintings the subjects of these works are first assembled from selected vectorized computer images that I shot to create a personal composition which makes my work somewhat like a still life set up rather than a landscape. I then use this image as my visual model that is painted by eye. I am now seeing the beauty of our natural world through the eyes of highly trained Botanists who create Pond and Palm Gardens in the center of a large metropolitan area.
Barbara Sosson has been a fine art painter for over fifty years. Sosson is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and is the current President of The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (an Alumni Association). Her work is represented in numerous private and public collections including: Aramark Corporation, Philadelphia, PA; Capitol One Corporate Offices, Delaware; Bryn Mawr College, PA; Fidelity Bank, Philadelphia, PA; Insurance Company of North America, a CIGNA Corporation, Houston, TX; Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, PA; The State Museum in Harrisburg, PA; WIP Radio Station, Philadelphia, PA; Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Amber Road Corporation, Shanghai, China. Sosson has been the winner of numerous awards in design and painting. Over the past two years, the subject matter of her paintings has been focused on the Botanical Gardens New York.