Barry Koplowitz Fine Art

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  • Gabrielle-in-Repose-in-Purple
  • Snow-Shadows
  • Old-Thorpe-Barn-v2
  • HIdden-Bicycle-Path

Listing Category: ArtistsListing Tags: figurative, landscape, oil, and pleinair

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  • Biography:
    Barry Koplowitz, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, studied with Lester Polokov at the Studio and Forum of Stage Design in New York City for two years. He has taught classes at various Art Centers, Brooklyn College and privately.

    In his early career he worked in New York Theater doing sets for small Off-Broadway shows as well as doing murals in private homes. He participated in various Design Shows for his mural work—and was represented in both the New York D&D Building and the New York Furniture Design Center. During this time, he also worked in fine art galleries in the Upper East Side and on Broadway.

    Barry moved to Pennsylvania long ago and now paints Landscapes and Figurative subjects, both in Plein Air and in his Chalfont Pennsylvania Studio. He shows his work in various juried exhibitions as well as participating in Juried Plein Air Events.

    “Elegant painting, where less is more”
    -Jeanne Mackenzie of PleinAir Today Newsletter/OutdoorPainter Magazine

    I’ve found that both Plein Air and Figurative work give me the most joy in painting. They each bring new perspective to the other. Setting up my easel in the woods, a beach or a street–forces focus. Everything is changing in front of my eyes. I then bring that same urgency to my Studio where I may work from photographs or models.

    I find myself moving towards quieter scenes where I can focus on composition, light and color. The surface of the painting is very important to me. Working with both brushes and palette knife, I will push and carve the paint as much as I soften it with blending.

    My goal is to create a painting or drawing that brings something to the viewer that helps them to see more of their world. I believe that art teaches us about life as a human being. Yet, artists themselves don’t actually know what their work is teaching. That is why it’s magical.

    Oil Painters of America, National Organization, USA
    American Impressionist Society, National Organization, USA
    Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Regional Organization, USA

    Exhibitions and Recognition in 2016:
    Oil Painters of America 2016 Juried Salon Show – September 2016 – October 2016
    New Hope Historical Society “Artists Alive” — Juried Artist — September 2016
    Paint It! Ellicott City, Juried Artist – Plein Air Event – July 2016
    1st Annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival 2016 — Juried Artist – June 2016
    Sanderson Museum Collection – Chadds Ford, PA
    5th Annual Artists of Yardley Exhibition, Juried Artist – April 2016
    Plein Air Magazine’s 5th Annual Plein Air Salon – Juried Artist – Feb/Mar 2016
    Review in the “Why This Works” Section of PleinAir Today Newsletter in OutdoorPainter Magazine, March, 2016
    Chadd’s Ford Plein Air Event, Juried Artist – February 2016

  • Considering offering classes in Oil Painting, Figure Drawing/Painting and Plein Air starting in late Fall. Please let me know if you are interested. Class sizes will be 4 - 6 depending on type.

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