Barbara Shapiro
Artist Statement
I am a non-toxic printmaker who travels between pronto plate lithography, monotypes and monoprints, carborundum prints and drypoints which I do on both printmaking paper and on Mylar. The majority of these works are abstracts.
I am equally at home doing representational works -both portraits and figure studies-using acrylic paint, soft pastels, oil pastels, watercolor pencils and charcoal on both paper and Dura Lar.

Both my printmaking and my paintings reflect my interest in the layering process. This is most evident when I am working on polyester film (Mylar or Dura Lar) which allows for greater manipulation owing to the properties of the material itself.