Barbara Keim has used the computer as an art tool dating back to the early 1980s.
She originally received traditional fine arts training and became involved in graphic design/illustration freelance endeavors early on. She had incidentally been introduced to a high-end paint system while in NYC at a marketing demonstration and was completely enamored with computer graphics artistic potential of the software, and digital photography. This has since become her choice of artistic medium.
Her digital work has been published in publications internationally, inclusive of Prix Ars Electronica, book on artists, Linz, Austria, Delta Informatics corporation - Calendars, Athens, Greece, Encyclopedia of Living Artists, NY, NY. The best computer art in the World, Slide archive, Bloomsburg, PA, USA, and in Computer Graphics World Magazine, L.A. California.
She has exhibited her work in Austria, Canada, England, Greece, and all across the U.S.
She continues to teach, consult, and create computer graphics in Massachusetts.
“My interests lie in nature, wildlife, spirituality, and the human spirit.
The most basic of creations in life are combined with technological media as a vessel to provide a divergent yet clean portrayal of themes I am drawn to.“
As a digital artist, I have always been interested in themes of spirituality, nature, and wildlife, as well as in the human condition and what makes people tick.
I am an avid advocate for the protection of wildlife, nature, and the environment.
I have worked in the area of computer graphics ever since the computer became a tool for creative pursuits.
I create my collage-inspired work using a combination of digital software integrated with my own drawings and photographs.
I prefer full vivid colors, and also create symbols in my art much like the Flemish artists did. My additional favorite art movements are Surrealism, Flemish Art, and Pop Art.