Barbie Mathis, a native of Columbia, SC, has been working as a professional artist since 1980. Over the years, she has evolved as an illustrator, designer and painter working in various media with her main emphasis being watercolor painting. Barbie’s primary focus is on natural subject matter immersed in layers of colorful glazes, dramatic lighting and rich, natural backgrounds. She also enjoys doing artistic renditions of people, and has an ongoing series called “It’s All About Faith” that celebrates the creativity and individuality of her daughter, Faith.
Barbie studied Fashion Design and Illustration at Bauder Fashion College in Atlanta, GA. She has since worked in advertising, graphic design and mat design for various newspapers, printing companies and art galleries. She has been published by Bentley House Publishing and currently self-publishes a line of fine art prints and cards. Barbie was awarded her Signature Membership in the South Carolina Watermedia Society in 2006. She has won awards in numerous shows, and her work is in both public and private collections around the country.
Barbie teaches Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Painting and Calligraphy for Midlands Technical College’s Continuing Education Program in Columbia, SC. She also accepts Commissions. Contact Barbie to do a Painting, Workshop, Class or Demo for your Art Group.
My website domain name is www.BarbieMathis.com