So many people dream of being able to support themselves as an artist. T Barny has done that for 30 years. In a new book by Healdsburg’s own Ray Holley, he writes a retrospective of professional sculptor T Barny and how he makes, shows, and sells his sculpture. Holley tells the story in words and pictures from TBarny’s start straight out of Rhode Island School of Design to his 30th year as a sculptor living in Alexander Valley.
T Barny owes his success to a unique combination of marketing skills, exacting craftsmanship, and an intense curiosity that drives him to transform stone into art. His ability to release form from nature is widely renowned, and he shows in commercial galleries across the country, including: Broadhurst Gallery in Pinehurst, NC; Hunter Kirkland Gallery in Santa Fe, NM; District Gallery in Park City, UT; and Just for You Gallery in Healdsburg, CA.