Through slides of paintings and stories from her book, Painting Your Way Out of a Corner, Barbara Diane Barry shares the visual journey that took her from making art to using the creative process as a tool to know herself and move her life forward. Transforming feelings and blocked energy into concrete images was a kind of „wakeful dreaming,” connecting her to and revealing rich, inner archetypal material. Today, she continues this practice of journal painting and teaches others to „move the brush, move the mind.”
Barbara Barry is an artist and teacher in New York City. She is the creator of Art for Self-Discovery (www.artforselfdiscovery.com) an art program for adults and children and is on the teaching staff at the South Street Seaport Museum and Symphony Space at 95th. Her book, Painting Your Way Out of a Corner: The Art of Getting Unstuck, is a guide to personal transformation through the practice of journal keeping and image–making.