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Welch Displays Works by Artist Candy Barr in Vermont Office

December 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) is currently presenting 10 paintings in his Burlington office by local artist Candy Barr. The exhibit is entitled “Vermont & Maine: Paintings on Location.”

Barr graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with both a BFA in Painting and a MAT in Lithography, and also earned a MFA from Vermont College. Her work has been described as “moving" and as being "a true master of color."  From Warren since 1976, with over 50 years of painting experience from models and working on locations in plein air, she brings a breadth of knowledge of art history, exquisite skill for color and a deep understanding of what makes paint come to life.  

“I’m pleased to be able to recognize talented Vermont artists like Candy by featuring their work in my Vermont office,” said Rep. Welch. “I hope Vermonters will take the opportunity to visit my office and enjoy these works of art.”

"Making paintings brings me great pleasure while the unsettled world today contributes to my desire to seek comfort in nature,” said Barr. “I am most comfortable while intensely observing my environment and during the mindful processes of painting it."

The exhibit will be on display through the end of April 2018. The public is invited to Barr’s work.  Welch’s Vermont office is located at the Vermont Innovation Center at 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 235 in Burlington. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

For more information on Barr’s work, please visit