Ranoosh Barclay has been painting from the age of 16, having
begun her studies under a private teacher. She then continued her training
at the Phoenix School and the National Academy and Art Student’s League, in
the United States. She received 1st prize for her work in Phoenix. She also
received 1st prize from the Art Student’s League. Her work there was
exhibited in Canada, under the auspices of the London Museum. Ranoosh won
first prize in both the 40th and 41st Annual Artists Ball, A.S.A.
While still a student, Ranoosh was commissioned to paint the portrait of the wife of Wallace Harrison (Designer/Architect of Lincoln Center, Rockefeller
Center and the United Nations). She has also painted portraits of several
Her artistry also finds expression through still life and landscape.
She feels that "Human, nature and art are one". She works directly from the subject
and paints almost exclusively in plein-air. She feels that a short
amount of time painting outdoors accomplishes so much more than many hours in the studio. "Art is not merely copying the subject or
an exact replica of reality (a camera can accomplish that), but is how the
artist responds to the subject.
Painting is creative. It expresses ideas and dreams
based on reality. It
is an expression of mind and spirit."
Ranoosh has shown in the following
Adelaide Fine Art,
New Canaan, CT
Cavalier, Stamford, CT
The Norton Gallery, Darien, CT
Noel Fine Art, Bronxville, NY
Millbrook Gallery, Millbrook, NY
The Gallery at Pulvars Corners, NY
Rehs Fine Arts, Inc., NY, NY
Schillay and Rehs Fine Arts, NY, NY
Heidi Neuhoff Gallery, Inc., NY, NY
Magidson Fine Art, NY, NY
Exibited two times in the jury show at the Salmagundi Club,
She has her work in private collections in
both the United States and Europe.
Ranoosh currently resides in Connecticut, where she paints and teaches
privately. She is a member of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York,
one of the oldest centers for fine artists from New York and around the country.
She is also a member of the American Artist Professional League in New York