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Eleanor Barnes
Affiliation:; Alumni
Continuing Education

Upcoming exhibitions:  Through 1 December: Off The Page, invitational group show at Gallery 1832, LabCentral, 700 Main Street, Cambridge, MA
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

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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


  Snowbird  (2019)
Wall Hanging - Paintings
Medium: Watercolor, gouache  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 13 H: 11