Barbara Mann graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan in 1973. She was an original member of a group of new artists, the Tribes of Cass Corridor who changed the face of Detroit’s Artscape. She continues to fight through her art for basic freedom for all.
The first fifteen years built up her pictorial vocabulary as she looked and studied composition, perspective, color theory, the creators of shapes and forms. Building blocks of the objects in her paintings. Around 2000 a new style of painting evolved, saving her from the most imaginable difficult times that could be. She found her Muse. Healing old wounds she painted new endings to bad scenarios
Ms. Mann graduated with a Masters of Fines Arts from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan in 1973. She was part of a group of new artists, the Tribes of Cass Corridor. Most of the artists she knew then are still working as artists and many have passed. After fifty years she no longer views the world with wonder but she certainly wonders how this era of citizens has messed things up so much. Global warming, environmental loss has caused food chains and survival for many animals to be harshly threatened. The planet’s natural reservoirs and heritage sites are perishing and we are facing a world filled with monuments of rubble. I never thought I would see such difficult times but now I often think this is what I have to paint Pigs in distress.
Next, she created avatars to save her communities and homelands. Moving on, conquering Tyrants and Terrorists, she could now explore Peace, creating new life scapes.
She wants to speak with the world, influencing and helping others through her work. So here is her art, her enjoyment and thoughts, painted with love, humor, and satirical wit.
However, it seems like I will be back painting ruins, heaps of rubble if I, we can’t communicate a more peaceful way of life, without walls. Dec. 24, 2017