Artist statement: There is something very magical about the night time. Nothing is more alluring to me then when the sun goes down and the world lights up again. This is what I love to capture in my paintings. Those moments that almost want to hide from you. Glowing street lamps, flickering candles etc.. I love when these moments present themselves, even if it is for a few seconds. The noise, the warmth, the atmosphere; all are what I strive for in my work. I do not paint the way a place looks but but rather how it makes me feel.
Zach Barnardwas born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He moved to Chicago in the hopes of pursuing his dream career as a working artist. Currently he attends Columbia College as a BFA Fine Arts Major. Zach’s main focus is painting architectural scenes found in the city but is now exploring New Genres of art to expand his professional horizon.