“I feel there is a time to be creative and a time to be productive, and they do not always occur at the same time.“
Flo Barry, a Texan for 50 years, has exhibited throughout the United States, has received numerous awards in her career and her work is found in many corporate and private collections. Her show at the National Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. received much acclaim. She is a graduate of the highly recognized Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio and holds degrees in art and education from Case Western Reserve University. Flo has taught art in a number of school systems and given many lectures and workshops with emphasis on design. She is a member of Fiber Artists of Texas, Texas Visual Arts Association and Friends of Fiber International.
After graduating from Case Western Reserve University and the highly recognized Cleveland Institute of Art, with degrees in art and education, she began working as a teacher. This experience provided an introduction to the many phases of art that she has pursued.
Flo Barry’s emphasis on color and design guides her in making strong statements and controlled compositions. Daily observations of people and nature are the main sources of inspiration in her designs. She keeps sketch books with ideas from which to create her many compositions. Working in various mediums over the years, Flo has been challenged to create new works of art using paint, fibers, wood and recycled materials.