Barrett, Audrey

Audrey McCartney Barrett

Anticipation/Wicker Park
Anticipation/Wicker Park
Centered/North Belmont
Centered/North Belmont
Facade/Wicker Park
Facade/Wicker Park
Light Traffic/Wells& Ontario
Light Traffic/Wells& Ontario
Arch on West Grand
Arch on West Grand
Cubs Win
Cubs Win
Logan Square and Ashland Ave.
Logan Square and Ashland Ave.
Uptown North Broadway
Uptown North Broadway
Vintage Milwaukee
Vintage Milwaukee
West Armitage #2
West Armitage #2
Curve/Lincoln Park
Curve/Lincoln Park
Ohio Street Off Ramp
Ohio Street Off Ramp
Uptown Theater
Uptown Theater

Audrey McCartney Barrett grew up in Queens, New York. There, she became fascinated with the urban landscape, taught herself perspective, created artwork and studied art history. Early in her career, she was known for her landscapes and botanical subjects.
After several moves about the U.S., Audrey relocated to Chicago, her home since 1975. Rich in culture, diversity, architecture, and fascinating neighborhoods, Chicago became Audrey’s muse. Audrey became enamored with the color, vitality, and intrigue of the individual neighborhoods that radiates its own personality. Her focus is the architectural form and the Chicago urban landscape.
Audrey’s creative process begins with her photographs which are then used to create a montage that captures the essence and character of the scene. Her compositions begin with sketching onto the canvas with thinned acrylic paint and then she finishes the painting with rich oil paints to truly capture the complexity of her subject.
Audrey’s work can be found in private and corporate collections as well as the Illinois Tate museum.