Barbara Rosenzweig

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Artist, Science Teacher
Location Philadelphia Suburb, PA, United States
Introduction I love gardening outside of Phila., PA, have been doing it for over 40 years (am I giving away my age?), and love each flower's intense colors and textures! I have absolutely no choice but to try to capture their beauty in my watercolors. Travel, too, gives me inspiring landscapes to paint. I'm a mom to two grown daughters and a wife to a man who puts up with all of the time I devote to painting. Throughout my adult life, whether dishes were piled high in the sink or papers needed to be graded (did I mention that I was a biology teacher for 36 years?), I took time out to indulge my creativity. In winter, I have perpetual sunshine in my studio (my younger daughter's former bedroom!) The reason? The rest of the year, I take photos of my flowers and travels to paint all winter long. The rest of the year, I continue to paint. What a wonderful way to spend a lifetime! Watercolors express my joy and love of nature's vitality! Bright, vivid colors are what excite me most when I paint! At times, I like to express the peace that comes when I'm immersed in a magnificent landscape. Training: Philly Museum of Art, Tyler School of Fine Arts
Interests travel, photography, art, reading, theater, dance, watercolors, basketball, hiking in Nature, environmental issues, conservation, sunsets, music, current events, history, shelling, walking on a quiet beach
Favorite Movies Some Like it Hot, Dirty Dancing, The Apartment, When Harry Met Sally, Two Women, Psycho
Favorite Music Tschaikovsky, Beatles, Beethoven, Debussy, Dvorak, the "Oldies", Prokofieff
Favorite Books Kite Runner, The Book Thief, War and Peace, Dickens, Shakespeaere's plays, Greek Mythology, all of Edgar Alan Poe