Groveland Gallery artist Barbara McIlrath was recently featured in The Villager Newspaper in an article written by Bill Stieger. The piece was titled “A Quick Study: Mac-Groveland Artist Masters Her Preferred Medium at Midlife” and focused on McIlrath’s development as an artist. Of her work Stieger wrote, “McIlrath’s drawings and paintings… exhibition craft, strength and a mastery of line and proportion. Her drawings are rendered in charcoal, and her paintings are often oil applied to linen… Barbara McIlrath’s artistic dreams didn’t come to fruition until well into middle age. The landscape painter from Macalester-Groveland said she is now experiencing the best part of her life.”
For the story, see the March 15 issue of the Villager. Her show “Leaning into the Light” with Carl Oltvedt continues through April 22, 2017.
Pictured: Artist Barb McIlrath poses with some of her landscape paintings in the studio that she carved out of the former hayloft of a 19th-century barn in Pepin, Wisconsin. Photo by Brad Stauffer