I’ve always been drawn to detail and it’s been the realist painters who have been the source of my inspiration. I try to create a narrative from the chosen objects that will elevate and give new meaning to their ordinariness. I strive to create a sense of mystery or humor from seemingly disparate objects. Often there¹s an implicit smirk or wink I’m trying to convey to my audience. I was raised in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York where my family helped nurture a keen appreciation for nature. As a child, drawing seemed as natural and necessary as breathing. Hopefully I will continue to do both for a long time to come.
More of Levitt’s work may be seen at www.barneylevitt.com
- Beth Van Gelder, Director of the Christopher C. Brodigan Gallery at the Groton School
- Steven Hall, Director of the Carney Gallery at Regis College
- J. Fatima Martins, artscope correspondent