Barbara Gelardi
Barbara Gelardi


Acrylic/ Oils

Favorite Subjects:
St. Croix Culture
    My artwork is reflective of fourteen years of working, playing, gardening, raising children and generally living on wonderful St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands.  You can see my work throughout the island in large original murals in homes and public places.  I studied Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and finished at UNC- Wilmington with a Bachelor in Fine art and a minor in my second love, Marine Biology.  From college on I have rarely lived without an aquarium in my home.  My husband and I are avid scuba divers.   Moving to an island from North Carolina was very natural for me.  I was born to be surrounded by water.  For many years I have focused my work on mural projects.  In the last ten years my work has become more canvas oriented.  All work is original and most of the subject matter reflects life here on St. Croix.