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Barbara Applegate

The Summer Studio

The Summer Studio

Sunshine After the Rain

Sunshine After the Rain

Morning Mist

Morning Mist

Golden Light

Golden Light

Spilling Grapes

Spilling Grapes

After the Rains

After the Rains

Morning in the Courtyard

Morning in the Courtyard

Rambling Yellow Roses

Rambling Yellow Roses

Clearing Skies, Market Day

Clearing Skies, Market Day

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Poppy Extravaganza

Poppy Extravaganza

Morning in the Country - SOLD

Morning in the Country - SOLD

Winter Roses - SOLD

Winter Roses - SOLD

Wild Geraniums - SOLD

Wild Geraniums - SOLD

August,the Garden Shed - Sold

August,the Garden Shed - Sold

The Harbor Master's House - Sold

The Harbor Master's House - Sold

Summer in Full Bloom - Sold

Summer in Full Bloom - Sold

Above the Harbor - Sold

Above the Harbor - Sold

Soft Evening Light - Sold

Soft Evening Light - Sold

Summer into Autumn - Sold

Summer into Autumn - Sold

November Twilight - Sold

November Twilight - Sold

Cosy Harbor - Sold

Cosy Harbor - Sold

Catching the Sun - Sold

Catching the Sun - Sold

Streaming Sunlight - Sold

Streaming Sunlight - Sold

The First of the Apples - Sold

The First of the Apples - Sold

Morning Mist, Giverny - Sold

Morning Mist, Giverny - Sold

A Perfect Day - Sold

A Perfect Day - Sold

Sunlit Garret - Sold

Sunlit Garret - Sold

Cosy Harbor Study - Sold

Cosy Harbor Study - Sold

Afternoon in the Garden - Sold

Afternoon in the Garden - Sold

In Among the Poppies - Sold

In Among the Poppies - Sold

Antique Goblet - Sold

Antique Goblet - Sold

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Applegate was born in 1954 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Applegate's earliest fine art memories include visits to the studios of the many artists living and painting along the Delaware River between Center Bridge and New Hope. Influenced by the Buck's County painters Daniel Garber, Edward W. Redfield and Walter Schofield, Applegate spent her early years painting the villages and countryside along the Delaware River.

After graduating from Dickinson College, Applegate relocated to the Brandywine Valley and immersed herself in the rich tradition of realism made famous by Howard Pyle and the Wyeths. Working in watercolor, egg tempera and oil, Applegate spent the next decade painting the quiet rolling landscape and the beautiful 18th century Quaker homesteads.

By the mid 1990's, the suburban sprawl surrounding Philadelphia had nearly obliterated the serene Pennsylvania landscape. Looking for new inspiration, Applegate spent several summers in rural Maine. She was drawn to the quiet villages with their wood-frame houses and kitchen gardens. In 1996, Applegate permanently relocated to Penobscot Bay and now maintains her studio in the beautiful village of Bristol Mills on the Pemaquid Peninsula.

Applegate has received numerous awards for her watercolor and oil paintings--including awards for merit from the National Arts Club, NYC; Knickerbocker Artists, NYC; Salmagundi Club, NYC; Philadelphia Watercolor Club, San Diego Watercolor Club and the Gold Medal from the American Artist Professional League, NYC. A partial list of public and corporate collections includes: Colby College, Dickinson College, Oberlin College, University of Pennsylvania, Williams College, MBNA America, Proctor and Gamble Company, Viceroy and Mank, Ltd., and Aztec Printing.

Applegate's work is in the permanent collections of the following museums: Erie Art Museum; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Colby College Museum of Art; Flint Institute of Art; Canton Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida; and Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Over the past 20 years, Applegate's work has been featured in numerous publications including: American Artist, American Art Review, Arts and Antiques, Down East and Yankee. The New York Graphic Society has published ten prints of Applegate's paintings. In 2005, ABC's national news program "Primetime Live" aired an interview with the artist. In the spring of 2007, People Magazine published an interview with Applegate at her home in Maine.