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My love for abstract painting goes back to before I began painting as a teenager. My earliest exposure was from a Life Magazine article on Pollack's paintings that left me spellbound; I was about ten years old. Later I had frequent visits to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to view the work of Modernists, Fauvists and regional painters. My first paintings and drawings were of abstracted landscapes, figures that often incorporated architecture. Painting for me has always been about how to approach and develop these things I was seeing into the conceptual and intuitive; moving between and around them or building upon a thesis.

The recent works are a synthesis, a bringing together of line, form and color to create a landscape / architectural hybrid that moves in and out of landscape. Often linear or intuitive but focused on the same conceptual foundation. Painted spontaneously I build my compositions from memory or earlier drawings and sketches, incorporating mathematical shapes and forms, the triangle, square, circle and forms built around those basics; components of architecture and habitat. I enjoy interacting with the surface of the work with scraping, carving out line and working with knife, brush and fingers, all tools that bring me to a place that feels correct, complete and most important an excitement of the senses.



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  PAINTINGS


Recent and Available Work















Birdland.   54 x 48 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2024
















At Any Given Moment.  40 x 36 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas  2023
















Some Echos.   54 x 48 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2024















Emerging Fields.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel  2024
















Like Water and Stone.   54 x 48 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2024















Until Dawn.   30 x 30 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2024















Parallax.  40 x 36 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas  2024
















Cicero.   30 x 30 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2024
















Undercurrents.   54 x 48 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2023
















Chime.   30 x 30 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2024
















Intersection.   54 x 48 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2024
















Everything is Important...  30 x 30 in. mixed media acrylic on canvas. 2022
















Deep Red.   36 x 36 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 2023















Village.   54 x 48 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on canvas 2024
















Prime Diredtive.   30 x 30 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2024
















Interlocking.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel  2023















Acoma.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel  2023

















Upstream.   72 x 96 in. mixed media on linen. 2023














Bridge.   30 x 30 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas 2021
















Elevations.   72 x 96 in. mixed media on linen. 2023

Detail Images.















Momentum.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel. 2023














Tone Poem.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel. 2023
















Arc.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel. 2023
















Discourse.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel. 2023
















Tone Poem 2.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel. 2023
















Blue in Green.   36 x 36 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 2023

















Streets and Avenues 10.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023
















From Summer into Fall.   38 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023
















Tone Poem 3.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel. 2023
















Streets and Avenues 9.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023















From a Distance.   60 x 54 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas.  2021 / 2023















Path.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel. 2023
















Streets and Avenues 5.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023















High Ground.   66 x 54 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 2023
















Streets and Avenues 6.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023
















Streets and Avenues 2.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023













Rotation.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel. 2023















Stasis.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel. 2023
















Moon Stories.  40 x 36 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 2023
















Turn Around.  48 x 54 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on canvas. 2022
















Gradient.   24 x 24 in. mixed media on panel. 2023
















Winter into Spring 3.   27 x 19 in. mixed and acrylic on panel. 2023
















High Ground Elegies.   36 x 40 in. acrylic and mixed media media on canvas. 2022















Arrivals and Departures.   36 x 40 in. acrylic and mixed media media on canvas. 2022
















Streets and Avenues 11.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023















Streets and Avenues 12.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023
















Streets and Avenues .   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023
















Body Language.   60 x 54 in. acrylic on canvas. 2018 / 2021
















Warm Ground.   30 x 30 in. pastel and acrylic on canvas. 2022
















Occam's Razor.  24 x 22 in. mixed media acrylic collage on panel. 2022
















Streets and Avenues 3.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023















Streets and Avenues 4.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023















Winter into Spring.   27 x 19 in. mixed and acrylic on panel. 2023
















Beneath the Evening Sky.   36 x 48 in. pastel and acrylic on canvas. 2022














Streets and Avenues 7.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023















Streets and Avenues 8.   24 x 24 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on panel. 2023














Winter into Spring 2.   27 x 19 in. mixed and acrylic on panel. 2023
















Skyrocket.  36 x 60 in. mixed media on canvas. 2022
















Positive Space.  30 x 30 in. mixed media on canvas. 2022
















Connected Segments.  36 x 24 in. mixed media on canvas. 2022















Stationary Waves.  36 x 40 in. mixed media on canvas. 2022
















Highway 12-2.   24 x 37 in. acrylic on panel. 2021















Hand in Hand.   30 x 36 in. pastel and acrylic on canvas. 2022
















Second Nature.  30 x 30 in. mixed media on canvas. 2021














Avenue 2.   27 x 19 in. mixed and acrylic on panel. 2023
















Highway 12.   24 x 37 in. acrylic on panel. 2021













Avenue.  27 x 19 in. acrylic and mixed media on panel. 2022
















Any Moment Now.  36 x 24 in. mixed media on canvas. 2022
















Rift Valley Two.   54 x 30 in. acrylic on panel. 2021















Gateway.  36 x 24 in. mixed media on canvas. 2022















For The Most Part.  30 x 30 in. mixed media on canvas. 2024















Connectivity.  36 x 24 in. mixed media on canvas. 2022














Sequential Navigation.   54 x 48 in. acrylic on canvas. 2021
















Terms And Conditions.  36 x 24 in. mixed media on linen. 2022















Nowhere To Go But Up.  36 x 24 in. mixed media on canvas. 2022















Rift Valley One.   54 x 30 in. acrylic on panel. 2021















Stream.  30 x 20 in. acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 2021















Prime Directive.  30 x 30 in. mixed media on canvas. 2022















Dwelling.  48 x 54 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on canvas. 2022















Elevation.  48 x 54 in. acrylic and mixed media collage on canvas. 2022


















Selections 2024

Selections 2024

A 52 page catalog of some recent selections of paintings from artist Barry Masteller with text and interview.

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Time Lines. Barry Masteller Paintings 2021

Time Lines. Barry Masteller Paintings 2021

A selection of paintings by artist Barry Masteller

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Selections 2024

Selections 2024

A 48-page catalog of some recent selections of paintings from artist Barry Masteller with text and interview.

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