Barbara Shapiro
                                        Artist Statement
 
I am a non-toxic printmaker who travels between pronto plate lithography, monotypes and monoprints, carborundum prints and drypoints which I do on both printmaking paper and on Mylar. The majority of these works are abstracts.
 
I am equally at home doing representational works -both portraits and figure studies-using acrylic paint, soft pastels, oil pastels, watercolor pencils and charcoal on both paper and Dura Lar/Mylar.

Both my printmaking and my paintings reflect my interest in the layering process. This is most evident when I am working on polyester film (Mylar or Dura Lar) which allows for greater manipulation owing to the properties of the material itself.