Chad Barrett’s “Nature’s Curiosities” series delicately compares and contrasts the fascinating life forms spawned by nature’s boundless creativity. Schooled at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Barrett combines classical painting techniques with touches of traditional Southern decorative elements. Creating country landscapes, still-lifes and period-style portraits, Barrett embraces a cycle of construction and deconstruction. Barrett’s art is a universally appealing blend of both intriguing originality and comforting familiarity.
The work of Southern artist Chad Barrett is defined by elegance and period style. Educated in painting and art history, Barrett embellishes classical painting techniques with traditional Southern decorative elements. His art includes country landscapes, still-lifes, period-style portraits and works inspired by 19th century botanicals. Appealingly blending the original and the familiar, Barrett’s artwork is infused with a fascinating cycle of construction and deconstruction.