An exhibition of paintings by New Jersey artist Michal Barkai will be on display at the Donald B. Palmer Museum from November 3 through November 26. The exhibit will focus on new work that has been created since the artist’s previous show at the Palmer Museum in 2009. An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 2:00 to 3:45 PM.
Ms Barkai is an award-winning painter and photographer. Barkai’s artwork has been featured in several art publications, including Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, Stone Voices Magazine, Still Point Arts Quarterly and Outdoor Painter.com.
Three of Barkai’s photographs and an oil painting were included in several national juried exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club in NYC.
Barkai, who was born and raised in Israel is an IT professional turned artist and views herself as a “balanced left side/right side of the brain”, crediting her former career for her analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail. Barkai is drawn to representational landscapes and florals. Waterscapes, reflections, and the changing seasons are favorite subjects and she often bases her paintings on her plein air work. In recent years Barkai has painted mostly in dry pastels and some twenty-five recent paintings will be included in this show. The artist states, “whether I am sightseeing or exploring my own backyard, nature feeds an inner search and appreciation for serenity and peace."
To view Barkai's artwork, and follow her creative process, please visit the artist’s website and blog at www.MichalBarkai.com and https://michalbarkai.wordpress.com/ respectively.