January Artist of the Month: Ursula Barton
This month we are excited to present Ursula Barton as our featured artist in the shop! The postcards and prints of her Portland bridge watercolor series are popular with both locals and tourists. We also carry iPhone cases, notebooks, and tote bags with her artwork on them!
Here is Ursula’s bio:
Currently I proudly represent my Oregon roots in Portland. After graduating in 2010 with a BFA in Illustration from Pacific Northwest College of Art. In 2011 I launched my postcard and greeting card collection printed from paintings that were shown in my Rainy City solo show from February 2011. From there I began my mural career, painting large walls and odd spaces for private homes and local businesses all over Portland, focusing on landscapes and cityscapes. This quickly became my full time career after the Homes and Garden section of the Oregonian featured my mural of birch trees on their cover in May 2011. You can see some of my public work at The Daily Cafe in the Pearl, Racion downtown, and The Rose Lounge in Old Town.
When I am not painting I am planning my next trip. In 2008, I was fortunate to work with fine art photographer Katharine T. Jacobs on a portrait project that took us on a road trip to all 50 states. This amazing experience made it clear to me that I would always make time in my life to travel, paint, and strive to use art as language.
Be sure to also visit her website, http://www.ursulabarton.com/