Nora Rule Barber describes her artwork with one sentence: “The essence of my work is joy!” Born in Detroit, in 1970, Nora is a painter and sculptor who works in oil, acrylics, clay, and stone. In 1992, Nora earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, in Fine Arts, from Ringling College of Art and Design, in Sarasota, Florida. After art school, she worked in production art and then taught high school Art and community Art classes for over a decade. Nora’s artwork has been juried into shows that include The Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, and The Coral Springs Museum of Art. She also did commissioned work and sold her art in markets, and art festivals. Nora has attended painting workshops in Bar Harbor, Maine, Denver, Colorado, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; a painting demonstration by Ovannes Berberian in Rigby, Idaho, and in 2008, Nora did a yearlong internship with Boise, portrait painter, Gary Holland. Nora Rule Barber creates art to find joy and share it with others. She uses her art as a visual message to communicate her appreciation, gratitude, and love of life and God’s creation. She has lived in Michigan, Florida, Idaho, and now the Houston, Texas, area, and enjoys including the different nature, seasons, and landscapes in her artwork.
- Allison Messier