Barbara Pihos Bio
Regarding her etchings, she states:
"While many people initially think they are photographs, I create etching plates using only traditional techniques. They are line and aquatint in a series of ten steps, each consisting of either a drawing or painting and a timed submersion in a tray of acid. Before the ten steps, I search the forests, lands and shores of our continent's northern regions for a location that elevates my spirit. From sketches, memory and a lifetime of nature observation, I draw with a needle on a zinc plate coated with an acid-resistant ground and paint with an acid-resistant shellac on an aquatint ground. Two drawings appear as heavy lines and light lines. Eight paintings appear as tonal areas, from white to many grays to black."
A frequent participant in many juried events and invitational shows, the artist has shown throughout the U.S., including:
Illinois Women Artist: The New MillenniumNational Museum of Women in the Arts11th Juried North Shore Art League Midwest Print Show"The Reality of Black & White": Barrington Area Arts Council GalleryArtists MagazineNorth American Print Exhibition Boulevard Fine Art South gallery in Nokomis, FL feature Barbara Pihos artwork.