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Samantha Barrie began working as a professional artist in the early 1970's.

Because of the style of her work, she has been called both a "colorist" and a "layerist. Her art, whether on canvas or paper, is a unified body of work dealing with layers of shapes, colors, and textures. By layering the colors and shapes, the work takes on a tactile and visual sensuality. Lush colors, shadowy transparent layers and a sense of emotion and drama distinguish her work.

Samantha does both corporate and residential work, specializing in large canvases.


1990 Bachelor of Arts, (Art) California State University


1993: 'Summer In Normandy', Plums Contemporary Arts, Fresno, CA
1988: 'New Clothes and Hot Music', The Galleria, Fresno, CA
1987: 'Samantha Barrie', Fresno Art Museum Rental Gallery, Fresno, CA
1986: 'Paper and Ice', Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA
1985: 'Samantha Barrie', Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
1983: 'Impressions of Haiku', Plums Contemporary Arts, Fresno, CA
1980: 'Samantha Barrie', Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA


1993: "Charisma", Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

1991: Group Exhibit, Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990: Group Exhibit, Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989: Group Exhibit, Phoebe Conley Gallery, California State University at Fresno, Fresno, CA

Group Exhibits, Plums Contemporary Arts, Fresno, CA

1987: Group Exhibit, Art Space Gallery, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

1986: Two Person Exhibit, 'Recent Works', Samantha Barrie and George LeRoy', Tower Graphics, Fresno, CA

Members' Exhibit, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, CA
1985: Rental Gallery, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

1983: Group Exhibit, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA


'Medical Field On "Cutting Edge" for Design Work', The ASID Report. (November/December 1991).

Hale, David, 'Art in 1988', Fresno Bee, Spotlight Section, (January 1, 1989), p. F12

Hale, David, 'Barrie Show Compelling', Fresno Bee, Spotlight Section (March 113, 1988), p. H8 (ills.)

Hale, David, 'Cool Subject Yields Hot Results for Samantha Barrie', Fresno, Bee, Spotlight Section, (October 26, 1986), p. H12, (ills.)

Hale, David, "Funny Faces', Fresno Bee, Spotlight Section, (April 6, 1986), pp H10-11, (ills.)

Hale, David, 'Artist Draws Inspiration for Delicate Collages From Imagery of Haiku Verse', Fresno Bee, Spotlight Section (October 30, 1983), p. H5.


Notable Art Works In 1988. Fresno Bee.


Artist: Commissioned Work - 1970 - 2011

Owner and Corporate Art Consultant : Samantha Barrie - Art For Corporate Interiors - (Northern and Southern California), 2001 - 2009

Corporate Art Consultant-Smith Gallery, Sacramento, Ca., 1999 - 2001

Corporate Art Consultant - Tower Gallery, Sacramento, Ca., 1998

Freelance Art Consultant, 1990 - 1997

Guest Lecturer - California State University, Fresno, 1992
Seminar for art and design students: How to acquire, place and hang art in corporate and residential spaces

Guest Speaker - ASID, Fresno, 1991
"How to Work with an Art Consultant to Acquire and Place Art"

Estate Work - Art Consultant, 1991
Professionally inventoried, and appraised work for the estate of artist George LeRoy.

Art Internship - Fresno Art Museum, Summer, 1989

Publicity Coordinator & Member Artist - Fig Tree Art Gallery, 1982 - 1988

Fig Tree Gallery Member Artist and Publicity Coordinator, 1980 - 1988

Internship for Corporate Art Consultant , Fresno Art Museum - Summer 1989

Free-lance Art Consultant: Residential and Corporate 1980 - 1998

Artist - 1970 - 2014


Shapell Industries, Fremont, California
Pigman Co. LLC, Gold River, California
Treadwell & Associates, Seattle, Washington
i.Paradigms LLC, Oakland, California
Financial Title, Castro Valley, California
Forhan Co., Phil Forhan, Fresno, California
Blue Shield Corp., El Dorado Hills, California
Swift Super Store: Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Kia, Davis, California
John Lange Homes: Corporate Office, Roseville, California
Comstock Mortgage, El Dorado Hills, California
Fresno Surgery Center, Fresno, California
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California
Civic Center, Mr. Bud Long, Fresno California
Law Offices: Jackson Hargrove, Hillison & Emerich, Fresno, California
Wada Kinwuien Co., Fresno, California
Strubble-Chambers Design, Fresno, California
Dr. Robert D Lewis Jr., Fresno, California
M. Manning Jewelers, Reedley, California
Interior Designs: Susan Paoli, Interior Design, Fresno, California
Dr. Robert F. Crooks, Fresno, California
Dr. Howell Wiggins, Fresno, California
Law Offices: Bowen and Bailey, Boise, Idaho
Interior Design: Margaret Maul, Fresno, California
Dr. Bob Peters, Fresno, California
Susan Paoli, Interior Design, Fresno, California
Editions Limited Galleries Inc., San Francisco, California
Law Offices: John E. Peterson, Fresno, California
Donaghy Enterprises Inc., Fresno, California
Dr. Robert Lewis Jr., Fresno, California
American Embassy in Africa
Interior Arts: Pat Hennings-Smith, Fresno, California
Dr. Douglas Allenberg, Mercer Island, Washington


Mr and Mrs Donald A. Jackson, California
Ms Loree Mazgedian, California
Mr and Mrs Neil Lehman, California
Mr and Mrs Steve Paul, California
Mr and Mrs David Bowen, Idaho
Ms Carol Classic, California
Mr and Mrs Robert D Bowen, Idaho
Mr George LeRoy, California
Mr and Mrs Michael Kornder, California
Mr and Mrs Jack McDermott, California
Ms Margaret Maul, California
Mr and Mrs Howard Statham, California
Ms Elizabeth Barrie, California
Mr William Patnaude, California
Dr and Mrs John Barrie, California
Ms Karen Crow, California
Ms J.D. Dederich, California
Mr and Mrs Gene Gronau, California
Mr and Mrs Bill Petesch, California
Mr Don Asterian, California
Mrs. Pat Hennings-Smith, California
Mr and Mrs Robert Johnson, California
Ms Wendy Weiseman, California
Mr David Balsley, Califonia
Dr and Mrs Bob Peters, California
Ms Cindy Brown, Califorrnia
Mr Mark Down, California
Ms Sunhee Kim, California
Ms Ellen Moy, California
Ms Pamela Ferante, California
Ms Linda Porasso, California
Dr. and Mrs Ronald Hwang, California
Ms Gail Smithson, California
Mr and Mrs Bob Treadway, Washington
Mr Greg Wada, California
Mrs Alyce Swift, California
Dr and Mrs Steven Wolf, California