Color in nature is remarkable and never fails to inspire, no matter how grey the day 
may be.  Barbara Shapokas

There is an avalanche of colors, even in the mist of a foggy day. The precious essence of the moment is what I want to convey—it’s luminosity and stunning colors 
that can be presented in a flash. Responding to the grace and poetry that is found 
in the most simple of landscapes is an incentive to pick up my pastels. Although 
I also paint in oils and acrylics, I find that pastels, are a highly responsive and 
practical medium.

From celebrating a single color to rejoicing in the richness of a medium’s large vocabulary of pigments, I hope to give the viewer a sense of calm and wonder 
with my work.

Welcome to the art of Barbara Shapokas.

Color in nature is remarkable and never fails to inspire, no matter how grey the day 
may be.  Barbara Shapokas

There is an avalanche of colors, even in the mist of a foggy day. The precious essence of the moment is what I want to convey—it’s luminosity and stunning colors 
that can be presented in a flash. Responding to the grace and poetry that is found 
in the most simple of landscapes is an incentive to pick up my pastels.  Although 
I also paint in oils and acrylics, I find that pastels, are a highly responsive and 
practical medium.

From celebrating a single color to rejoicing in the richness of a medium’s large vocabulary of pigments, I hope to  give the viewer a sense of calm and wonder 
with my work.