Artist Statement

Barb Stevens-Newcomb


The White Butterfly pays attention to what grows and brings life. As an opportunist this is what it seeks.

I make art in response to nature’s pull, in the beauty and awesomeness of its movement, its intensity and contrast. I feel a passion to paint and draw what I feel inside myself that the earth and sky say to me, the grasses and the hills and the marsh and the beetles and swallows, what they express. What the lichens on the rocks have to teach.

My hope is to allow people to dance with the imagery I create. To enjoy, through the movement, depth and contrasting colors, an essential place inside. 

Exhibitions & Juried Shows

Eugene Yoga Downtown Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

City Hall Gallery, Springfield, Oregon

Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Oregon

Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Mamaroneck, NY

Tulsa University, Tulsa Oklahoma

Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon

Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon

Village Health Center, Eugene, Oregon

Artquake, Portland Oregon

Folklife Festival, Seattle


BA - Art Education University of Oregon

MTA - Art Education University of Tulsa

IAL - Educational Leadership, University of Oregon