A native Portlander, Ursula Barton captures two of Portland’s most iconic descriptors, bridges and rainy days in her watercolor series entitled: Rainy City. Barton, the artist and her work represent the moxie of Portland, the boldness and courage to create a livelihood doing what you love.
A joint venture with a photographer took Barton to all 50 states and solidified her notion that travel, observing people, painting and using art as a language was how she wanted to spend the rest of her days.
An artist's residence took Barton to New York City and supplied her with beautiful new bridges and cityscapes to paint. She captures each city’s architectural landscape with beauty and vibrancy.
People of Interest is a category on her website comprised of a collection of mixed media caricature portraits of people in the public eye.
Her greeting card line, postcards and prints are available in boutiques throughout the city and through her Etsy shop. If you’re in Portland, Ursula’s murals can be seen throughout the city on public walls and various businesses like the Daily Cafe in the The Pearl, The Rose Lounge in Old Town and inside The Goldsmith Building, visible from Couch St between 5th & 6th Ave.
A big thank you goes out to Barton for allowing me to use her cityscape entitled: Fremont Bridge as a part of my Girl On The Go PDX logo. The Fremont Bridge holds a sweet spot for me, I could see this beauty from the roof of my first apartment in Portland.