THE ARTISTS: Barrie started formal art training at the age of nine in classical realism in Baltimore, MD. She is the great granddaughter of a prominent American Impressionist and was encouraged by her family and teachers to pursue art seriously. She got her first commission at age 12. By age 20, she had worked her way up to the level of painting portraits, and began studying with top portrait painters. Barrie then spent 15 years painting children, mainly for families in the American Southeast. She was picked up by agents including Portraits South and Portraits, Inc. in New York. She works in both pastel and oils.
THE ART: The artwork was originally created in pastel and transferred to vinyl.
THE STORY: The artwork was created to honor Chuck McMinn, RAD Napa and the Napa Valley Vine Trail President. The artwork was originally made in pastel and is of Chuck McMinn’s dog Barcley.
THE PLACE: Located on the southside of Lincoln Ave. at 835 Lincoln.