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E.J. Barnes
Affiliation:; Alumni
Continuing Education

2009
Upcoming exhibitions:  Current: NEWS Biennial North American Open Juried Exhibition, Duxbury MA (through 13 Jan 2019) Comics Here: The 2018 MICE Art Show, Cambridge, MA (through 9 Nov)
Awards/Fellowships:   *2017: Coaster Design Winner, 2017 Coaster Show at Lamplighter Brewing Co. *2017: Honorable Mention, "White|Black|Monochrome" at South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA *2009: 2nd Place winner, Illustration/Daily Class, NENPA *2009: VSC res. w/ fellowship

Personal website:   http://www.ejbarnes.com/

LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/e-j-barnes-8073a517/
 
Artist Statement
In my comic, cartoon, and illustration work, my aim is not only to entertain but to comment on life itself. I work in ink, ink wash, watercolor, gouache, scratchboard, and digital media — each chosen to best tell the tale. In recent years, I have been researching, writing, and illustrating a historical graphic novel, Sprits and Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland, set in the Duchy of Courland (now part of Latvia) in 1779. To this end, I have visited Jelgava, Latvia, (formerly Mitau, capital of Courland) and studied the 18th-century architectural history of the city, which was almost completely destroyed during the World Wars.



Artwork submitted for the SMFA Art Sale

 

  Barleycorn  (2017)
Shrink-wrap - Paintings
Medium: Watercolor on pulpboard  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 11 H: 11
Price:$50
 

  Plimoth (Plantation) Ram  (2017)
Shrink-wrap - Paintings
Medium: Watercolor on watercolor paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 15 H: 19
Price:$200
 

  Before the War: Holy Trinity, Jelgava  (2016)
Shrink-wrap - Paintings
Medium: Watercolor on watercolor paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 16 H: 20
Price:$200
 

  Jelgava Palace, March 2012  (2016)
Shrink-wrap - Paintings
Medium: Watercolor on watercolor paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 19 H: 12
Price:$175
 

  Cardinals Communing  (2018)
Wall Hanging - Mixed Media
Medium: Scratchboard on Masonite with watercolor  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 13 H: 10
Price:$150