Art Brokerage: Barbara McCann American Artist: B. 1954 - 2011. Barbara McCann creates scenes that the viewer feels he or she can walk right into. Her use of the palette knife adds a textural level to her images, which contributes to the overall impression of liveliness. This heavy impasto technique imbues objects and figures with an air of solidity and dimension. It is a technique well-suited to her impressionistic style. Barbara's love of light, use of rich, saturated color, and application of heavily textured paints mark her as as an heir to the impressionists' ideals - to create works that concentrate on the feelings a scene evokes rather than the accurate reproduction of "reality." Light, shadow, color, texture, and perspective are the fundamental elements Barbara uses to create visions of warmth and wonder, full of life and light. Barbara passed away 2011.