By S.F. Collins
The Golden Gallery, located in the Glen Cove Senior Center, will feature the art of Douglas Barnaby during May and June. The exhibit will officially open on Monday, May 11. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, May 21.
Barnaby first studied art with Harold Ransom Stevenson at the Stevenson Academy of Traditional Painting in Sea Cliff. Stevenson was a renowned painter/illustrator and a protégé of Norman Rockwell. Currently, Barnaby is studying with Howard Rose at his Syosset studio.
During the past three decades, Barnaby has expressed his thoughts and ideas in various media, such as oils, acrylics, pastels and pencil. Presently he is working primarily in oils, a medium he finds best suited for the style in which he executes his paintings. The exploration of chiaroscuro, the varying relationships between light and shadow, play a dominant role in the development of his work. He is drawn to a wide variety of subjects including landscapes, seascapes and the bucolic scenery in and around his native Sea Cliff, which he deftly paints with mastery and finesse. The monumentality and angularity of cityscapes and buildings hold a particular fascination for him, as well.
Barnaby has participated in numerous groups and solo shows over the years. He has been featured as Artist of the Month at venues throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties and has participated in many outdoor shows. He has exhibited at the East Islip Fine Arts Museum, the Michael Anthony Gallery, Tripani Gallery in Manhasset and Gallery North in Setauket, as well as at many other sites throughout Long Island. He has won many awards at juried exhibitions such as at the Art League of Long Island and the Nassau County Fine Arts Museum’s Fine Arts Show, to name a few. His work will be featured at several upcoming exhibits this year. Barnaby has amassed a group of faithful followers who treasure his work. Many of his paintings are included in prominent private collections.
In this show the viewer will be treated to the versatility of this master craftsman through a range of work in various media, including paintings, giclees, etchings and embossed prints.
A reception will be held for the artist on Thursday, May 21 at1 p.m. in the Golden Gallery on the second floor of the Glen Cove Senior Center at 130 Glen St., Glen Cove. The public is invited to come and view the fantastic art and to meet the very talented artist who produced each piece. For information, call 516-759-9610. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.