Joe Barbieri began his art career designing and painting stained glass windows for Stanton Glass Studio in Waco, Tx. His work can be found in churches, hospitals, hotels, museums, corporate settings and private residences throughout the United States. Along with the stained glass career he also created fine art oils and watercolors. His work has appeared in multiple galleries throughout the southwest and has been featured in juried art shows such as The Phippen Museum Art Show, The Mountain Oyster Show, the Bosque Art Classic, Settlers West Miniature Show, Trailside Galleries Miniature Show to name a few. Recently he was awarded the “Best Scenic Representation” award at the Dana Galleries “Our Town” show and first place in oils and the prestigious John Steven Jones purchase award at the 2020 Bosque Art Classic. His work has been featured in Southwest Art magazine and other publications throughout the west.
|I’ve always been enthralled by the beauty in the world and artists attempts to express that beauty through the visual mediums. Since becoming a professional artist 30 years ago I’ve attempted to add my voice to those that have gone before and express the wonder, awe, and glory of the natural world; moments in time of the American cowboy and Native Americans; the excitement and intensity of a city scene or the simplicity of light falling on a hand made pot and a few fruit. I see things I want to paint everywhere — perhaps that’s why my work is so varied in subject matter.|