Barbara Bix

Cerulean Arts Collective Member Barbara Bix
I have always liked to create art from scraps.  My mother, who designed aprons and smocks from our living room, kept me entertained in the kitchen with scraps of fabric, buttons, and rickrack.  Hours spent rearranging patterns into endless combinations launched a lifelong passion for creating in three dimensional spaces. 
My formal art training includes university and community classes, individual tutoring in glass sculpture, and informal exchanges with regional mosaicists.  Degrees in history and medicine and years of bonding with patients have strengthened my emotional intelligence and filled my stores of subjects.  Stained glass work in my 30s led me to glass and ceramic mosaic art.  Kiln fired glass has added new depth to those pieces, which regional and national exhibitions have featured. 
I play with color, pattern, and texture to represent natural scenes and the female form.  Sketches lead to initial ideas that evolve circuitously through firings, cementing, and tinkering with tiles into colorful and layered scenes.  My pieces guide me to completion. 

Barbara Bix Resume 
Cerulean Arts Virtual Tour & Talk - June 21, 2023 

Barbara Bix's solo exhibition was held June 7 - July 2, 2023.  A selection of works from that show is currently available at the gallery as indicated below.  For inquiries on all others shown, please Contact Us.  

Greens of Summer, mixed media mosaic on repurposed window, 31" x 49" x 1"  Available 

Mountain View, mixed media mosaic on repurposed window, 38" x 38" x 1"  SOLD 

Field of Dreams, mosaic, 23.5" x 28.5"  Available 

Alice, mixed media mosaic, 36" x 26" x 1"  SOLD 

Persephone, mixed media mosaic, 32" x 26" x 1"  SOLD 

Faith and Fate, mixed media mosaic, 54" x 42"  

Dance Marathon - Big Hair Night, kiln-cast glass, 7.5" x 11.5" x 8.5"  

Weathered, kiln-cast glass, 7" x 6.5" x 3.5"  Available 

Blessing of the Children, kiln-cast glass, 7.5" x 9" x 11"  Available 

Children at Play, kiln-cast glass, 7.5" x 14" x 8" 

In Bloom Marigold, smalti & kiln-formed glass, 8" x 8"  SOLD 

In Bloom Chrysanthemum, smalti & kiln-formed glass, 9.5" x 9.5"  SOLD 

In Bloom Delphine, smalti & kiln-formed glass, 13" x 8"  SOLD  

In Bloom Iris, smalti & kiln-formed glass, 8" x 8"  Available 

In Bloom Veronica, smalti & kiln-formed glass, 8" x 8"  SOLD 

Language of Flowers, mosaic, 22" x 30"  Available