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Work Samples

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16 x 12, oil on panel, 2019

Garrowhill Park

Garrowhill Park, Glasgow, UK
Garrowhill Park, Glasgow, UK A short walk from my family in Glasgow. In Garrowhill Park EVERYONE has a dog.

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Oil on canvas, 24 x 18, 2019


10" x 15", Oil on Panel


About Barbara Epstein

Barbara Epstein Gruber's picture Barbara Epstein Gruber's paintings and drawings are about light, color, air, touch and the experience of painting. They are painted directly from life, and they are about looking, about the particular vibration that occurs when one specific color is placed next to another. They speak to the abstract nature of vision, the way our eyes see in pieces of color and shape. Ms. Gruber studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned her BFA in... more

It's a Beautiful Day

What I did on My Summer Vacation..and winter.



Several years ago my son and his family moved to Glasgow. They TOOK my granddaughter and left the cat. Which seemed, somehow, unfair. At any rate, it offered a new place to paint. It is greener there, the cities more compact, the museums plentiful (and mostly free) and the weather just godawful-at least in winter. In summer, it can be glorious. Just make sure you pack, well, everything. Taps ahff!

  • Glasgow Street and Clouds

    Glasgow Clouds, Gouache on paper, 9 x 12 It rains every day in Glasgow in summer. And every day the clouds do this.
  • Scotland Yard

    My son and daughter-in- law moved to Scotland a while back. They TOOK MY GRANDDAUGHTER with them and left me the cat. The cat was lovely, but did not speak as well as the granddaughter (who is now fluent in Glaswegian), and she found a home with a loving student. (The cat, not the granddaughter. The granddaughter is still with her Mum and Dad.) Anyway, this is their yard. It is in Scotland. Scotland Yard. (I know. I KNOW...) Gouache on paper, 6 x 6
  • George Square

    George Square, Glasgow, Ink Wash, 6 x 6 If you wait for a sunny day to paint in Glasgow, you will wait for a very longtime. It's like Portland. Everybody just walks around in it. They just sort of blink it off.
  • George Square Gouache

    Gouache on Paper, 6 x 6, George Square, Glasgow
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    De La War Pavilion 1
    Gouache on Paper, 8 x 10, De La War Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
  • DeLaWar Pavilion 2, Bexhill-on-Sea

    DeLaWar Pavilion 2, Bexhill-on-Sea
    Gouache on Paper, 8 x 10
  • Yellow Umbrella

    Yellow Umbrella, Bexhill-on-Sea
    Gouache on Paper, 8 x 8
  • Bailleiston.jpeg

    Gouache on paper, 8” x 8”
  • Halton Gardens.jpeg

    Gouache on paper, 8” x 8”

Harbors, Ships and Bridges

Harbors, ships and bridges

Road trips

Route 66, Santa Fe, Ghost Ranch, California and Oregon

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