Introducing Irene Bartz
Art to me is the language of life. I try to capture the essence of creation as I see it.
I’m basically a plein-air painter who tries to portray the way light effects color in landscapes and flowers. I work in oils with a palette knife and more recently in pastels using the same color theory.
In the last few years I have become interested in mixed media and collage art forms which are primarily created in the studio using more abstract ideas.
My art career began in my early years when I designed and sewed my own clothing. Then it extended to and through my 49 years in the work force, first in advertising and then 25 years teaching.
I began painting in oils on weekends and summers in the Pocono’s in my twenties and developed a great love for the mountains and streams of Pennsylvania as well as for the wild flowers that were so abundant before the landscape was developed. In the last eight years since my retirement from teaching I have finally had the freedom to explore many different mixed media art effects that can be created along with plein-air painting. Finally, each of my paintings is unique and original; there are no copies of any kind.