"One sees the influence of Milton Avery on Beth Barry, whose vibrant paintings appear to be in motion. Trained in printmaking and silkscreen, she arranges large blocks of color in such forceful ways that they give weight to her every composition. In "Blue Ridge Mountains," layers of curving soft tan, brown and blue-green shapes rise and fall like waves beneath a pale blue sky tinged with red. Glimmers of light fall on the landscape without indicating the time of day, adding to the work's sense of timelessness. Inspired by the light near her home on eastern Long Island, she says, 'I revel in the joyful nature of my process, and hope others feel that in the work.'"
Valerie Gladstone writes about the arts for numerous publications
including The New York Times, ARTnews, Art and Auction and Art and Antiques.