Patricia Barton started painting at the age of 36. She had no true academic training and thus her work is sometimes called "Modern Primitive". She moved from the United States to France at the age of twenty five. Her time in the French countryside brought a change in her perceptions and she became highly aware of the relationships of plants and animals in their changing environment. A friend suggested she take up painting as a way to express her new found emotions. Here wondrous and whimsical artwork was noticed by area art critics and her new career was born. For more about Patricia visit this site.
"I am sure there was always some hidden creativity in me which was screaming to manifest itself. But also I am profoundly moved by the beauty of the changing seasons and, indeed, by all of nature. This magical beauty is certainly the most important force which opened the world of painting to me."
I love how the border changes from winter to fall.
How cute is this bunny!
Look at this darling little hedgehog!
The birds are beautiful.
I love the delicate water color of these images.
These winter paintings are just so sweet. I could move into that cute little house! I love the image below with the gorgeous snow covered trees and that precious little bird singing its heart out.
The Happy Rabbit is A Big Golden Book. Pictures and story by Patricia Barton. Book is in very good condition with some edge wear and soil on cover, interior is in very good condition. New York - Golden Press Book, 1968, 2nd Printing. Hardcover measures 9.5"x12.5".
This darling book follows a Happy Rabbit through the four seasons.This beautiful book is very large and is perfectly nice for reading. The artwork is gorgeous and would be beautiful framed as well.
If you are interested in purchasing this book it is available in my Etsy store Crave Cute.