“There is a connection to a primitive time inside of me, I can’t explain it, it’s just there… I feel it, in my heart and in my soul. “ Laurel Barbieri
Inspired by nature at its most intense, Laurel Barbieri's artwork is filled with organic shapes, rich mineral colors, and heavy texture and is collected by private and corporate collectors from around the world. Critics have called it contemporary, primitive, abstract, and “real life.” Her collectors love her work because it captures the essence of the wild and provides more than a visual experience—there is an emotional connection as well. Laurel's art falls into two general categories, Contemporary Cave Art and Animal Art. Both types of work reflect her deep connection with the natural world and her love of texture and color.
Laurel is also available to do commissioned pieces. If you are interested in an artwork on this site or have an idea for a commissioned work, please do not hesitate to contact her.
Inspired by nature at its most intense, Laurel Barbieri's artwork is filled with organic shapes, rich mineral colors, and heavy texture and is collected by private and corporate collectors from around the world. To view available one-of-a-kind relief sculptures to add to your collection click the link below.MORE
There is something about cave art that captures the imagination even today, 10,000 or more years after ancient man created it. Long before the invention of the written language, humans were chiseling, painting, and carving in rock to tell their stories. Why did they feel compelled to do this? And what was their story? We can only ponder possible answers to these questions, but pondering is one of Laurel’s favorite things to do. Her Contemporary Cave Art pieces reflect the results of her thinking on this subject, as well as her recent bush experience and observations in Namibia, Africa. Viewing Laurel’s Cave Art is like traveling back in time—or on safari to Africa. These art works remind us of a time when wealth was measured in fresh water, a dry and spacious cave, a warm fire, and a landscape capable of providing a successful hunt.MORE
Laurel is available to produce commissioned art for buyers with a specific theme or subject in mind. “Because purchasing art is an emotional event, I like to work closely with a collector who has commissioned a piece,” Laurel says. "I ask a lot of questions because I want the final product to reflect what makes them passionate about the particular subject they've asked me to paint." Examples of work that Laurel has produced on commission are shown in this section.MORE
Laurel's animal art works are inspired by an appreciation for life in the wild and the creatures that inhabit that world. Immediate and intense, Laurel’s animal art seeks to capture the spirit of the animal in an artful, rather than a literal way, but with a depth of paint that makes the subjects come alive. These pieces give the viewer a sense of the soul of wildness that still roams our earth in the shape of these magnificent creatures.MORE