Bardes began painting as a child and later studied at Herron School of Art and Indiana University while raising her five children. It was when she moved to Nashville, Ind., that her artwork began to take shape. She started painting on a daily basis, finding time to paint an hour or two before work.
Bardes said she loves the challenges and rewards of painting en plein air, which means outside from real-life scenes.
The gallery, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood, is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The exhibit can be viewed outside of those hours by calling 882-5562. A reception in Bardes’ honor will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 8.