Original art for sale at | Cheery Cherry by Karen Barton | $450 | oil painting | 8' h x 8' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Cheery-Cherry

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Cheery Cherry

Karen Barton
Ugallery 5345195816 UGallery

Oil painting on Masonite board New

Natural wood edges

Varnished and Ready to hang


Signed on front and back


8" h x 8" w x 1.6" d |0 lbs. 11 oz.

In stock $450



"Cherry Kool-Aid is an American classic," says artist Karen Barton. The vibrant red container is reminiscent of hot summer days and fun childhood memories. In her work, Karen seeks out subject matter that represents a contemporary culture that also acts as a timeless icon. It results in aesthetically pleasing pieces that offer a freeze-frame of our fast-changing culture and attach to personal memories. "The Kool-Aid mustache is a classic symbol of childhood."

Karen Barton

Puyallup, Washington

Oil painter Karen Barton creates records of everyday objects through a historical and sentimental lens. With works that feature the ingredients of a PB&J sandwich or the iconic blue Morton's Salt container, Karen makes a connection through the goods that reach into our homes and possibly to our childhoods. As she explains, "my paintings are of a historical nature. They mostly represent contemporary culture and our current time in history while others are ‘timeless icons.'" Karen collects her subjects at local grocery, hardware, or antique stores where she often attracts curious stares while she intently examines the items. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Karen shares a studio with her artist husband, which she describes as a busy looking place with art supplies and a bright yellow futon with Libby, their beloved studio dog.

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