Barbara Haviland is an artist from Groves,Texas
My name is Barbara Haviland. I have been creating fine art since 1976. I am mostly a self-taught, raw artist who draws inspiration from the world around me.
My world is my art and each day is a new canvas of things to paint. Constant motion fills our lives and surrounds us, and it is a gift that I can spend my days telling my stories through my art. Barb’s Garden centers on my love for flowers and landscapes. My flower paintings have been highly collected over the past fifteen years as well as my Bayou paintings that capture the beauty of south Louisiana and Texas.
I hope you will enjoy the ‘stories’ I share with my brushes and my palette knife at hand.
I am married to Sam, my husband of 54 years. We have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. We have been fortunate enough to travel the country. I paint wherever we are. I do not think I could survive without painting. It is my drug of choice. I need it. I simply paint what I see. Lately, my art has been taking on a fresh look of looseness, and I like it. Plein Air is my new thing. It feels great to create! Painting is very relaxing and gratifying. It is freeing. The world around us is so beautiful. I try to capture its raw beauty on my canvas. I love to paint landscapes of the bayou. They are my favorite! I also love painting flowers as well as animals. I paint everything. If you have a photo, I can paint it. I am so thankful to be able to paint and create art.
I have been juried in Oil Painters of America
I belong to : Associated Louisiana Artists
TAM/ New Concept Gallery
Nederland Art Guild
Port Arthur Art Association
Artists of Texas
Outdoor Painters Society