Cassandra Christensen Barney paints personal visual narratives, quietly depicting stories about love, gratitude, sorrow and hope.
Her paintings are rich in color, inspired by her environment, and the liveliness of her family, home and travels. She is the mother of three beautiful girls. Here husband, Daniel, is also an artist and educator. He considers himself her biggest fan.
Cassandra received her master's degree in Fine Arts from BYU in 2000.
Abigail, my triple great-grandmother, was a pioneer, doctor and midwife. Her life was filled with heart-breaking trails and unfaltering faith. She spent her life bravely moving forward, serving others and finding joy.
I have never been comfortable with the idea of painting a representation of Christ, but I was taken with the idea of painting Mary from Christ's persepective, there, at the base of the cross as her son's mortal life came to an end.