Barbara Tapp

Barbara Tapp graduated in Interior Design from Sydney, Australia and moved to San Francisco in the early 80s with her architect husband Richard. Barbara’s career spans 30 years as an architectural renderer and travel book illustrator.

Drawing and sketching is a key foundation in Barbara’s sensitive watercolors. Her energetic Plein Air urban and seascape paintings are finely drafted perspective driven works. Her focus is telling a story and often a title will come to mind when she selects a scene to paint. Barbara’s paintings are keen observations of life with a fine eye for detail. Barbara continues to paint daily and competes regularly throughout the year in exhibitions and Plein Air events. She is a Signature Member of California Plein Air Painters and Juried Member of Watercolor West.

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Upcoming Exhibition at the Holton Studio Gallery

Barbara Tapp

31 Days in West Berkeley

February 2 through March 3

Exhibition catalogue available for $40, tax included.


“In My Backyard”

In addition to the 16 framed paintings below, there are 18 unframed paintings in the exhibition.  To see all the paintings, visit the show page here…

 

 

 

 

 

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My Backyard

2017. Watercolor on paper, 9 1/8″ x 13 1/8.” Framed in Comp. No. 2—1 1/2” + Cap. No. 1—5/8”, walnut (clear) with a 23kt slip. SOLD.

The Block on the Block

2017. Watercolor on paper, 7 1/8″ x 15.” Framed in No. 2—2”, walnut (clear) with a 23kt slip. $1,300.

A New Impact

2017. Watercolor on paper, 7″ x 13 7/8.” Framed in No. 17.2 CV—2”, walnut (clear) with a 23kt slip. $1,300.

A Wall of Words

2017. Watercolor on paper, 5 3/4″ x 13 5/8.” Framed in No. 1.3—2,” walnut (clear) with a 23kt slip. $1,300.

A Break in the Weather

2017. Watercolor on paper, 7 1/4″ x 15.” Framed in No. 2.1—2”, walnut (clear) with a 23kt slip. $1,300.

Up and Down

2017. Watercolor on paper, 7 1/4″ x 15.” Framed in No. 2 CV—2”, walnut (clear) with a 18kt slip. SOLD.

A Hole in the Fence

2017. Watercolor on paper, 7 5/8″ x 13 1/4.” Framed in No. 11.1—2”, walnut (clear) with a 23kt slip. $1,300.

Sculptures in the Sky

2017. Watercolor on paper, 8″ x 14 3/4.” Framed in No. 440—2”, walnut (clear) with a 18kt slip. $1,300.

Urban Forest

2017. Watercolor on paper, 6 7/8″ x 14 3/4.” Framed in No. 143 CV—2”, walnut (clear) with a 23kt slip. $1,400.

Gone to Work

2017. Watercolor on paper, 6 7/8″ x 14 3/4.” Framed in No. 2.1—2”, walnut (clear) with a 23kt slip. $1,350.

Factory Chatter

2017. Watercolor on paper, 7 1/2″ x 15.” Framed in No. 2.1 CV Spcl—2”, Walnut (clear) with a 23kt slip. $1,450.

Home By the Tracks

2017. Watercolor on paper, 7 5/8″ x 12 1/4.” Framed in No. 15—2”, walnut (clear) with a 23kt slip. $1,300.

One Remaining Water Tower

2017. Watercolor on paper, 7 1/4″ x 10 3/4.” Framed in No. 208—2”, Walnut (Nut Brown stain) with a 18kt slip. SOLD.

Thanx4nothing II

2017. Watercolor on paper, 11 1/2″ x 23 5/8.” Framed in No. 1000 w/carving 2 1/2”—3”, flush dowels, in walnut with Nut Brown stain and 23kt slip. SOLD.