Barbara is an artist with a regional focus, painting New England’s places & people. She paints in weather-proof, archival oils, as well as acrylic and watercolor in the studio and on-site, en plein air.
Working with pochade boxes, Julian easels, and her mobile art studio/van, she goes to where the memorable vistas and subjects are and captures studies and final small works alla prima. You can often find her on a local beach with her setup where she’s happy to explain how she creates her paintings since early in her career she was a teacher and then a corporate trainer.
Education: Barbara Hageman’s BA & MA degrees are from University of Connecticut. In addition she studied classical painting and drawing at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, in Old Lyme, CT with Jerry Weiss, Diane Aeschiliman, Nancy Gladwell, Peter Zallinger, John Stobart, and Susan Stephenson. She’s studied with North Shore, Gloucester-based artist David Curtis and California-based John Cosby. She’s also running a dual marine painting workshop at the Cape Cod Museum of Art for John Stobart and Joseph McGurl.
Memberships: Lyme Art Association, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Alumni, Florence Griswold Museum Palette Artist, Glastonbury Art Association.
Exhibits: In Connecticut her works are periodically on exhibit at: Lyme Art Association; Lyme Academy College of Fine Art; and Geary Gallery. She was named as one of the Florence Griswold Museum’s Palette Artists in 2012. Her work has also been exhibited in Massachusetts: Cape Cod Museum of Art; Chatham’s Creative Arts Center and Birdsey-On-The-Cape in Osterville, MA.
On-Line: Look for more of her works online at www.barbarahageman.com. You can read about her painting excursions at her blog: http://barbarahageman.blogspot.com Her most recent trip was to Zadar County in Croatia where she spent time sketching the vibrant colors of the Adriatic in watercolors. Back at home, those sketches are now working documents for commissioned oil paintings created in her studio.