The Lynx Arc

Oil on canvas, 3 x 4 feet. This canvas is a rework from 2016 and has thousands of stars, which are the last items I put into a painting. Believing that it was dry enough, I was applying the varnish when I noticed that many of the stars were “shooting” as I brushed the varnish over it. I continued brushing out more and more “shooting stars”. This painting was inspired by a star named after me in the Lynx Constellation, which my dear husband purchased more than thirty years ago from the International Star Registry, so, my star is somewhere in this painting!

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Barbara Sheehana

Born in 1944 in Washington, D.C., I have painted and sculpted most of my life. At 74 years of age, I feel I am at my most creative time of life. I started painting a series of "Nebula Art" in 2015 after seeing the Hubble Space Telescope images. I find so much joy in attempting to capture these beautiful photographs. I live now in Naples, Florida, and have 18 completed paintings so far and will continue to paint as long as I am able. I studied art and sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.; painting and sculpture at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va. I have taken art classes in my community of Pelican Bay. Exhibition include Swiss Embassy, Torpedo Factory, Pelican Bay Community Center, Naples Art Association and Rookery Bay

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