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.