Barbara hails from Spangler, Pa. Her creative talents started at 8 years old when she took all the bugle beads and pearls from her Motherís wedding gown to make a play dress. Subsequent discipline squelched her designing ambitions. She has also lived in North and South Carolina, California, Ohio, Illinois and Virginia.
Barbara's interest in painting started in the early 1980ís when she moved to Northern Virginia. She began her artistic career by joining the National Tole and Decorative Art Society. During her three years in the Society, she became their Virginia Representative and enjoyed considerable success in distributing her work commercially and in craft shows.
Watercolor became Barbaraís dominate artistic outlet in 1989. Although largely self taught, she has studied with local Virginia artist, Lassie Corbet, and has taken several workshops with nationally recognized artists, Tim Clark, Stephen Quiller, Janet Walsh and Skip Lawrence.
IN 2005, the Randall Library at UNCW purchased an original Linocut of hers for their permanent collection.
Barabara's paintings have been shown at Strathmore Hall, MD and the Women's Democratic Club, Washington, DC.
She is currently a member of the Washington Water Color Association (DC), Associated Artists of Southport (NC); and the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild (NC).
Barbara's is also an exhibiting member of the Franklin Gallery in Southport, NC.
2015 - 2016 - Summer Juried Show Chair Receiving & Pickup Associated Artist of Southport, NC
2004 - 2010 - Web Master, Washington Water Color Association
2004 - 2006 - Web Master, Wilmington Art Association
2004 - 2005 - President, Wilmington Art Association
2001 - 2007 - Publicity Chair., Washington Water Color Association
2002 - Chairperson, Wilmington Art Association, Azalea Festival Spring Art Show
2001 - Co-Chair, Wilmington Art Association, Azalea Festival Spring Art Show
1997 - 2000 - President, Manassas Art Guild
1997 - 1998 - President, Fairfax Art League
1995 - 1997 - Membership Chairman, Fairfax Art League