In She Wanted Fame, Fortune, and Flowers, Too you can hear them saying, “You can’t have it all. It’s just not realistic.” But she took a different path and persevered and after a while she found that her hard work and belief had brought the things that mattered within her reach. The brave and lovely bride rests now, enjoying the fruits of her dreams.
“As a young girl, I visited museums around the world with my father, collecting postcards adorned with 16th century art. Exploring these simple images captured my imagination, unlocking a world of discovery. I love the art of storytelling, the layers of symbolism, and would create my own stories for these quiet women, making the paintings my own. Today I paint portraits that share my passion for storytelling while revealing my personal journey of transition and discovery.”
Barney’s images capture the souls of heroines, everyday women who have found strength and personal victory in their diverse experiences. Her portraits carry a range of emotion reflective of the events that have shaped their character. Ambiguous and poignant, Cassandra’s women find strength in their femininity. “They are beautiful and strong, because of the complexity of their feminine nature.”
Cassandra Barney’s portraits offer a glimpse into the inner lives of women. Each woman is a mystery and each painting her story. “She Wanted Fame, Fortune, and Flowers, Too” will make an inspirational gift for the brave and lovely woman in your own life.
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