I've been a weekend painter off and on for more than 50 years but made a living Monday through Friday in various corporate pursuits. During the last decade, on behalf of a Dallas-based investment banking firm, I traveled weekly to cities from coast to coast, both in the United States and Canada, presenting full-day seminars for business owners on Mergers and Acquisitions. Between trips I painted.
Finding the weekly travel schedule grueling, and with the gentle encouragement of my wife, I retired to do what I love most -- I now paint full time. So these days, in a remarkable turn of events, I fly anywhere my imagination takes me and I never have to board a plane.
I paint primarily in Acrylics on canvas and have experimented with varied styles and subject matter. Landscapes, still lifes and portraits all interest me. My greatest joy is developing nuances in color, tone and texture.
My home is Austin, Texas, and while most of my work celebrates the Southwest, having spent the majority of my life in Wisconsin, some of my work continues to reflect the Midwest.
I've been accepted by jury into the Milwaukee League of Artists and am currently a member of Lakeway Painters, Austin Visual Arts Association and I sit on the board of the Austin Creative Arts Society.
If you want to see more of my work,
browse my Portfolio.
SOLO EXHIBITION - BUTTERCUP DENTAL LOBBY GALLERY
Current & On-going,: 901 Cypress Creek Blvd., Cedar Park, TX
CREATIVE ARTS SOCIETY at THE CYPRESS GRILL
July 6th thru Sept. 8th, 2017: 4404 W. William Canon, Austin, TX
CREATIVE ARTS SOCIETY at URBAN HAIR SALON
May 8th thru July 10th, 2017: 2919 Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX
CREATIVE ARTS SOCIETY at TEXAS ASSOC. of COMMUNITY COLLEGES
June 15th thru Aug. 10th, 2017; 1304 San Antonio, Ste. 200, Austin, TX
LAKEWAY PAINTERS - COOL ARTS CELEBRATION
(ONE DAY ONLY) Aug. 19th, 2017, Lakeway Activity Cntr., Lakeway, TX
SOLO EXHIBITION - TexARTS for the PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS
Full Month of September,, 2017; 2350 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin, TX
"THE SHOW" of DRIPPING SPRINGS
(TWO DAYS ONLY) Sept. 30th & Oct. 1st, 2017, Dripping Springs, TX
LAKEWAY PAINTERS "THE HILLS XMAS SHOW"
(ONE DAY ONLY) November 19th, 2017, Lakeway Activity Cntr., Lakeway, TX
SOLO EXHIBITION - CPL LAB, ST. DAVID'S WOMEN'S CENTER
July 22nd thru Oct. 28th, 2017; Renfert st., Austin, TX
SOLO EXHIBITION - LAKE TRAVIS COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Full Month of December, 2017 Lakeway, TX
SOLO EXHIBITION - RUSSELL'S BAKERY GALLERY
Full Month of January, 2018, 3339 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX
SOLO EXHIBITION - CAFE LAGO GALLERY
Full Month of May, 2018, Cafe Lago, Lakeway, TX
TROPICALLA BLUE Acrylic on canvas 36"H X 48"W
The artist with his commissioned painting
"CARPDM OFF ROAD"
Acrylic on canvas 30H X 40W
("CARPDM" is the vehicle's actual license plate.)
Copyright 2012-2017 by Barry Eigen. All rights reserved. Images may not be duplicated, downloaded or used for any reason without the express authorization in writing by the artist.
The progression of a painting...