Welcome to the site! I warmly invite you to view my “Epic
Paintings” in the Art Gallery ,
and to shop for signed Lithos, Posters, Greeting Cards
and Books in the On-Line Store . Or, you
can browse through the store, and then order by sending
for a free color Catalog from Barbara Mendes Prints, 10742
Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood CA., 91601.
Please delve into the site and discover even more of my
art. I've added a new section showing New Paintings: “The
Prayer of Hannah”, “At Last”, and “The Mighty Hand of Hashem”.
I've moved my favorite section, “Works in Progress”, into New
Paintings; Click here to follow the progress on
the monumental new “Vayikra” Mural, which
shows every event in the Book of Leviticus. There are also photos
of the making of the acrylic painting,“the Mighty Hand of
Hashem”. Return to “Work in Progress” in
the weeks and months ahead, to view progress on the Vayikra Mural.
Visit the “Collecting Art” section, and
click on the choices at the top to view paintings in the Artist's
I also invite you to click to visit my Exhibits in
photos, to get an overview of the many News articles
about them, and to learn about up-coming Events .
If you've enjoyed my art and wish to instantly share it
with friends, send them a Free E-card !
It's easy and fun.
With Best Wishes to All who Visit the Site,
“. . . offers more pure pleasure
per square foot of canvas
any other painter."
-Harold Haydon, Chicago
Yourself with Art and Beauty"
- Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo
is meant to be a light to the nations; these paintings are
attempts to reveal and to glory in that light.”
has been exhibiting her paintings in New York City, Chicago
and Los Angeles since 1973. She invented her style
in her youth as her large canvases weave imaginary and reality-based
images, filled with patterns of raw, brilliant color; creating
intricate arrangements and compositions.
subjects reflect her fascination with different cultures,
the cross-country odyssey of marriage and motherhood, the
revelations of womanhood, and the trials of ‘90’s arts activism
in Downtown Los Angeles.
In 1992, Ms. Mendes came face-to-face with her Jewish heritage
and began the path of Teshuva, or Return. The study, practice
and celebration of Torah Judaism eventually became the driving
force in her life and art, and has connected her to an audience
tuned to the content and complexity of her work.
Mendes has always believed that art can and should uplift
the viewer. Torah is meant to be a light to the nations. Her
art strives to reveal and glory in this light.
This site offers Barbara’s original Judaic paintings,
high-quality lithographs, poster reproductions, books and
colorful greeting cards for sale. Site is best
viewed with a high-speed connection. We apologize if
some of our images take a while to download but we hope you
will find it’s worth the wait.