Barbara was an artist long before Barbara Cosgrove Lamps, she is a lifelong artist. Barbara graduated high school a year ahead of her class to earn her undergraduate in commercial art from the University of Kansas and a degree in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute. In addition, Barbara has two masters' degrees in spatial arts, which she received in San Jose, CA after years spent raising her two children and being a homemaker. Creating is Barbara's happy place.
Barbara's need to create eventually manifested itself into designing lamps out of her garage. Her artistry reflects in her eponymous line of lighting and accessories. Great attention to scale, color and detail is paid. It is this thoughtful eye that makes the line unique and coveted by designers around the world. Through it all, Barbara has never stopped drawing and painting.
Today we are thrilled to incorporate some of Barbara’s art work in our line. We have reproduced some of her original paintings in geclee, all are hand embellished by Barbara and framed. The art line will debut in High Point in April 2017.
Here is a behind the scenes look into her studio: