“Never Do When You Can Overdo.”

I had the privilege of meeting 82-year-old artist, Barbara Chapman, at her stunning home in Southern California last week. When I asked her about her style philosophy she replied, “Never do when you can overdo.” Stay tuned for more photos of Barbara and her wonderful home soon.

  • Equatorial Eclectic

    Overdone? I pefer "Art in-motion"!

  • She definitely has a point! And it shows! She looks fabulous!

  • Anonymous

    She is so beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

  • I'm always impressed by tiny women who wear pounds of jewelry. What a beautiful woman.

  • I like HER ALREADY!!!!!!!!!

  • That's much like my motto: "Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess." –Borrowed from the Polish Racing Drivers of America.

  • Thank you for writing a little bit about Barbara Chapman!Its really helpful to know something about the model.

  • I love her style which is interesting because my style is much more minimalist. But i feel I look boring in comparison and I wonder if I use "minimalist" as a safe fallback.

  • Barbara is iconic and beautiful. She makes 82 look like it's a lot of fun.
    Jean & Valerie

  • Interesting 🙂
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    Maria V.

  • I love how the print of her clothes is so similar to the gemstones she uses as part of her art

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  • I love how the print of her clothes is so similar to the gemstones she uses as part of her art

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  • She has the most drool-worthy jewellery!!

  • Anonymous

    Barbara is radiant. What happy, twinkling eyes – and the jewelry is nice, too!

  • Had the pleasure of meeting and taking a class from Barbara about 20 years ago. She looks as good today as she did then. Love, love, love her work.

  • Ah, she looks like I would like to look.

  • She is rocking that jewelry!!

  • Oh, I like "Never do when you can overdo," as a style philosophy but I'm a little timid about "overdoing" myself.

  • I met Barbara 20 years ago at Denwar Studios in Costa Mesa. She is and always will be a beautiful person. Thank you for reminding me how to be wonderful at all ages. She is a wonderful and creative inspiration.

  • If you "overdo" it like this, it looks fantastic! She is gorgeous!

  • awesome