Barbara Efchak

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Barbara Efchak

United States

Barbara Cricchio-Efchak

Classical Realism Oil Paintings


Artist’s Statement St:

Developing ideas and painting compositions, following a classical tradition, using careful observation of light on ordinary objects and flowers to arouse the viewers imagination and appreciation of their fleeting beauty.


Barbara’s interest in art has been a life-long journey. Drawing and painting at a very early age, always seeking a way to channel her creative energy with a visual interpretation of the beautiful and mysterious world around her.


Her interest and curiosity in the nature continues to grow and persist in her paintings today. An avid gardener, she often utilizes seasonal flowers in her painting. Barbara’s still life paintings often captures related culinary items as they might be encounters when preparing a meal.


Barbara received a BA with a concentration in painting from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an MA in studio ceramics from Montclair State University.


Her pursuit of a more classical approach to realism lead her to study at Grand Central Atelier in New York with accomplished artist Greg Mortensen, Justin Wood, Colleen Barry and Patrick Byrnes, as well as in the private studio of Michael Klein and Josh LA Rock.

Barbara resides with her husband and standard poodle in Bergen County, NJ and Middlebury, Vermont.

2018 Exhibitions

Ridgewood Art Institute - Spring Members Juried Show Award for Still Life

Salmagundi Club Spring Members Juried Show - Lemon Maranade

Hudson Valley Artists Association Spring Show in Old Lyme CT

Mascoot Farms - Gathered Realism Group Show

Allied American Artists Association

311 Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina

Salmagundi Club Members Floral Shows

American Artist Professional League 90th Annual Show


American Artists Professional League-Juried Member

Katheryn Lorrillard Wolfe Art Club

Oil Painters of America- Juried Member

Ridgewood Art Institute

Salmagundi Club - Juried Resident Artist

Weathersfield Art Association


2017 Exhibitions

Salmagundi Club Non-Members Juried Show - Belgium Oil on Linen Shown Above

Ridgewood Art Institute - Summer Members Show

Connecticut Women Artist Fall Juried Show

Weathersfield Art Academy Juried Show

* This statement has been provided directly by the artist in association to their 14th International ARC Salon entries. This content has not been edited for typos or grammatical errors and has not been vetted for accuracy.