Color Notes Art Gallery is located at 94 Lafayette Rd. (U.S. Route 1), Hampton Falls, N.H. It is an hour north of Boston and 20 minutes south of historic Portsmouth, N.H. It is open Thursday thru Sunday and also open by appointment or chance.
While Color Notes is a gallery, it is also a working studio for Barbara Busenbark. Her work consists of landscape paintings, still life paintings and floral paintings. Having recently moved to the seacoast she has begun painting seascapes as well. A series of paintings of the Fish Houses in North Hampton has been started focusing on the different colors during different seasons and times of day. So whether it’s a completed work, framed and hanging on the gallery walls, or a work in progress on her easel, there’s a great deal to see.
The gallery also features work by Seattle potter, Barbara Benning. Each piece of her rustic stoneware pottery is unique. They are fired in her backyard kiln at 2300F. Each piece is also functional so you can enjoy their beauty with daily use.
“If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and shall also probably commit great errors and do wrong things; but it is certainly true that it is better to be high spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and over prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies true strength; whosoever loves much, performs and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done”. -Vincent Van Gogh