Name: Barbara Seitz Elliott
Birth date: Nov. 22, 1948
Barbara Seitz Elliott helped found the Boca Grande Art Alliance and has spent more than three decades on Gasparilla Island.
Residence: Burnsville, N.C., and Englewood
Specialty: French and fiber-reactive dyes on natural fabric and acrylic pastel on paper paintings.
Awards: Best of Show painting from Out of Doors Academy in Sarasota in 1997,
Work on display: barbaraelliott-art.com, Boca Grande Art Alliance Spring Show and the 5 Women Show
Role model: Marianno Alzamora
Favorite work: Fiber artist Elin Noble
Present project: Exploring new technique for dyeing and designing new garments for next year's collection.
Contact info: barbaraelliott-art.com or call (828) 284-3568
Artistic impressions: "Let the beauty that you love be what you do." - Rumi.
I have always been drawn to color, beautiful color, whether it be on fabric for wearable art or my acrylic on pastel paintings.
Color inspires and moves me to a place of creative energy from the intensity of the warm palette to the soothing cool palette. I love the relationships created when they complement or compete for my attention.