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Backyard botanical with mint and coral hues

Barbara Gilhooly
Fort Collins, CO

About the Artist

Rich in color, texture, and symbols, Barbara Gilhooly's work references a personal vocabulary of botanical forms, patterns, and invented abstractions. She has a multidisciplinary approach to her work which includes painting, drawing, wire sculpture, and mixed media in 2-D and 3-D formats.
Gilhooly is interested in systems related to both the complex nature of plant forms and finding connections with mechanical structures. In all of her pieces line is an important element that developed from her background as a printmaker.
Gilhooly attended the University of North Dakota and earned her …

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About the Artist

Rich in color, texture, and symbols, Barbara Gilhooly's work references a personal vocabulary of botanical forms, patterns, and invented abstractions. She has a multidisciplinary approach to her work which includes painting, drawing, wire sculpture, and mixed media in 2-D and 3-D formats.
Gilhooly is interested in systems related to both the complex nature of plant forms and finding connections with mechanical structures. In all of her pieces line is an important element that developed from her background as a printmaker.
Gilhooly attended the University of North Dakota and earned her BFA in art in 1986. Concentrating on printmaking and sculpture, she received her MFA from Colorado State University in 1989.
Gilhooly has work in numerous permanent collections including Children’s Hospital & Clinics, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Kaiser Permanente, Princeton University, Dept of International Affairs, Phoenix Children's Hospital and others. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in Paris, China, Canada, and Cuba.

Artist’s Work

String theory pink
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String Theory, pink

By Barbara Gilhooly

Figures study
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Figures Study

By Barbara Gilhooly

Lets fly away
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Let's Fly Away

By Barbara Gilhooly

Enjoy the ride
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Enjoy the Ride

By Barbara Gilhooly

High flying
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High Flying

By Barbara Gilhooly

Come fly with me
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Come Fly with Me

By Barbara Gilhooly

Take flight
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Take Flight

By Barbara Gilhooly

Cityscapes
Cityscape with bridge i
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Cityscape with Bridge I

By Barbara Gilhooly

City details vi red black
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City Details VI: Red & Black

By Barbara Gilhooly

City details v red black
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City Details V: Red & Black

By Barbara Gilhooly

City details ii red and black
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City Details II: Red and Black

By Barbara Gilhooly

City details i red and black
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City Details I: Red and Black

By Barbara Gilhooly

City details iii red black
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City Details III: Red & Black

By Barbara Gilhooly

Cityscape with bridge in cool blues
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Cityscape with Bridge in Cool Blues

By Barbara Gilhooly

Urban network
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Urban Network

By Barbara Gilhooly

City details vii red black
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City Details VII: Red & Black

By Barbara Gilhooly

Pop up city ii
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Pop-Up City II

By Barbara Gilhooly

Pop up city i
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Pop-Up City I

By Barbara Gilhooly

Cityscape with bridge in soft yellows grays
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Cityscape with Bridge in Soft Yellows & Grays

By Barbara Gilhooly

Pop up city iii
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Pop-Up City III

By Barbara Gilhooly

City details iv red black
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City Details IV: Red & Black

By Barbara Gilhooly

Botanicals/Garden
Backyard botanicals with blue hues
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Backyard Botanicals with Blue Hues

By Barbara Gilhooly

Bloomer garden party 2
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Bloomer Garden Party 2

By Barbara Gilhooly

Bloomer garden party 1
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Bloomer Garden Party 1

By Barbara Gilhooly

Spring garden
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Spring Garden

By Barbara Gilhooly

Fall garden
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Fall Garden

By Barbara Gilhooly

Botanical field tangerine
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Botanical Field -Tangerine

By Barbara Gilhooly

Botanical field blue
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Botanical Field-Blue

By Barbara Gilhooly

Backyard botanical with warm hues
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Backyard Botanical with Warm hues

By Barbara Gilhooly

Backyard botanical with mint and coral hues
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Backyard Botanical with Mint and Coral Hues

By Barbara Gilhooly

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Interior Design
    September, 2008
  • That’s Clever! HGTV Network
    2010-2011
  • Netflix, Set Design for Upcoming Show tba
    2020

Education

  • Colorado State University, Master of Fine Art
    Fort Collins, CO,1989 
  • University of North Dakota, Bachelor of Fine Art
    Grand Forks, ND,1986