Loosely Speaking   24" x 48"



( AKA some interesting things people have said about me)


“Her narrative landscapes and compartmentalized collections of objects are rich with images and icons laden with inner meaning.   Random they may be, but the arrangement of images demands an introspective eye.”

Norm Powers, Carolina Home and Garden, Fall 2008


“It is easy to visually tumble into oen of Fisher’s works.  They reward close scrutiny with their appealing arrangements of forms that seem to connect to some communal memory, with echoes of African, Aboriginal, and Etruscan motifs, even Paleolithic cave art.”

Norm Powers, Bold life, January 2008


“The multilayered works require a commitment of time to glean their sometimes hundreds of different elements.  Looking at the visually packed works is like looking at everything that takes place in a dream all at once.”

Sandy Seawright, Charlotte Creative Loafing July 20 2004


“Barbara Fisher’s work is very personal; it’s visual and pictorial, not intellectual or literary.  It is most concerned with the relationships of lines and color planes and picture space, creating abstractions that are not abstractions.  Most of all, this work is about the creative process, especially creation as an intuitive act arising from the particular spirit of the artist and affected by all of her experiences, remembered consciously or not, including the images, materials and forms in which she works.”

Amy Swisher, Charlotte Creative Loafing, June 2002


“It is not always the case that a painting is more rewarding close up and after long scrutiny than at a distance after a quick, appreciative glance, but Fisher’s are. 

David Hopes, Asheville Citizen-Times, January 2001


“In Fisher’s work, everything appears as if at random, but the whole manages to remain somehow harmonious.  She divides her canvasses into rectangles like the shelves of a curio cabinet, each with its own image.The heavily worked surfaces present recognizable images released from their ordinary context, shapes sometimes geometric, sometimes botanical or arthropodal, hot and vibrant, striking sensual tonalities everywhere between joyful and threatening”

David Hopes, Asheville Citizen-Times, March 2000


“Barbara Fisher constructs a surreal pictograph universe in paintings which remind one of visual languages from a bygone era.”

Matthew Drutt, Endings and Beginnings catalogue essay, Asheville Art Museum, January 2000


“Fisher’s work is big-boned, distinguished.  She never lapses into decorative pictorialization, but succeeds in mingling disquieting images with sensual passages.  It’s splendid work that should be seen.”

Robert S, Cauthorn, The Arizona Daily Star, August 1986


 Forgotten Signs  36" x 48"