All images copyright of B. VanOsdell.

  Barrie VanOsdell began seriously pursuing her interest in painting and drawing at an early age, finding inspiration in her native south Louisiana countryside.  She has been represented by commercial galleries since her early twenties. Later, drawn by her love of the foothills and wilderness of the Appalachian mountains, VanOsdell settled in upstate South Carolina.
  In addition to solo and group shows in galleries and museums, VanOsdell's work has been juried into many national exhibitions and honored with numerous awards.  At the international level, her landscapes have been accepted into several prestigious 'Arts For The Parks' competitions and subsequently  published in North Light Books Arts From the Parks.  She has been commissioned to create artworks for print publishers,  large corporations, public organizations,  porcelain plate companies, and small businesses. At various times in her lifelong professional career,  she has taught workshops and private classes in oil painting and drawing. 

Signature Member - Oil Painters of America, IL (OPA)
Signature Member - National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, MO (NOAPS)
Fellow Member - (sig. mem. status) American Artist Professional League, NY (AAPL)
Associate Member - (elected) Hudson Valley Art Association, NY (HVAA)
Marquis Who's Who in American Art


  Many of Barrie VanOsdell's landscapes focus on the pastoral and wild scenery of the eastern and southern United States.  Some of her favorite subjects are the forests and rocky streams of the national parks along the Appalachian mountains, including the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Park.  Her interest in painting subjects is varied though—a painting on her easel could also depict fishing boats of Acadia National Park in Maine or the live oaks of the deep South.  Travels to England and Wales have resulted in solo gallery exhibits featuring their gardens, villages, and coasts.
         VanOsdell's larger works are done in the studio;  the smaller paintings are done "en plein air".  She is an avid hiker, and will often carry a portable field easel  to paint scenes accessible only by trekking through the woods and fields


Arts For the Parks International Competitions, USA
NOAPS National Juried and Traveling Exhibitions                                        
OPA National and Regional Juried Exhibitions, Award of Excellence        
AAPL National Juried Exhibitions and Medal of Honor
HVAA National Juried Exhibitions
Greenhouse Gallery International Exhibition                                           American Women Artists National Competition, NM - Recognition Award