Connecticut Art and Garden Tour

Barbara Timberman at Barbara L Timberman


A quiet sanctuary—my Cottage Garden is a mix of vegetables, herbs, perennial and annual flowers enticing the visitor to wander, to rest, to draw and to engage the senses. Visitors are welcome to come for an afternoon of chat, share a cup of tea or indulge in quiet enjoyment. Feel free to bring sketchbook or camera.


2024 Tour: June 8 & 9th, 10am - 5pm

Barbara L Timberman

1194 Main St
Coventry, CT 06238

Artist's Statement

The subject matter of my paintings developed from an early interest in botany and a later interest in gardening. The close observation of plant structure and form is always the starting point for my drawings although I frequently partner the plant subjects with complex and beautiful man- made objects.

My paintings rely on the relationships between colors. I begin building my composition with the initial color of my subject and work to create a color chord that ties the work together. I find that watercolor allows me to layer and intensify color while enjoying interplay between splashy spontaneity and tight control. Time is an element in the slow pleasure of working out a complex visual puzzle.

My goal is to direct the viewer’s attention to the tangled, intertwining beauty of the material world.