Sunday, January 10, 2016

Some lovely paintings by Bradi Barth

A few days ago I discovered Belgian artist Bradi Barth (1922--2007), and I clicked through her site with joy and wonder. I felt I was meeting a long lost friend. Her paintings are mostly quiet, simple, feminine, consoling. I think some of her paintings might verge on kitsch if placed in a fine art context, but my frame of reference is more the gentler world of children's illustration, where they fit in just fine.

I share seventeen of her paintings here, more than I usually post, but I didn't want to leave out any of these, my favorites so far. To see more of her work and learn more about her, her site is here.


  1. She had a sweet style, and I could feel my blood pressure going down looking her work. Thanks for sharing! I like your "moon" too :)

    1. Sometimes a wrong-headed part of me questions the value of time spent on art (when there is so much practical down to earth work that needs doing in this world, hungry people to help). But bringing down blood pressure is a quantifiable good, indeed, and art can help feed our souls, which also get hungry. I'm glad you enjoyed Barth's work.