May 16, 2022

ANIMAL ARTIST | BARBARA YATES BEASLEY

About Barbara:

A love for the animal kingdom has always been a guiding principle in my fabric collages.  From a wild collection of fabric emerges the personality of my subjects.  Many animals sport crazy colors that express their freedom to be themselves, and not just be a part of the pack.

With my camera always at the ready, I capture images of animals wherever I go.  These later become the basis for my patterns and a roadmap to the animal’s soul.  I try to be sensitive to how my subject is feeling and transform that into a piece that tells a story.  Exploring how the turn of a head or the look in an eye can communicate volumes between our species.

By capturing and communicating a sense of joy or connection and highlighting the animal world around us, I hope to foster a deeper understanding and compassion for the animals—and for ourselves.  I am a Colorado native, growing up in the foothills west of Boulder. I was influenced early on by the quilts and textile arts in the home, and by the dogs, goats, rabbits, and chickens outside the home.  I have been creating animal fabric collages since 2005 and working as a full-time artist since 2012.

www.barbarayatesbeasley.com
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Instagram: @bybeasley

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