Like most artists, Barbara has always had a strong interest in art. As a child that interest played out in color projects that included a lot of crayons and finger painting. Her fascination with color continued as she followed her interests in fiber arts, photography and glass. After a lifetime of taking classes in a variety of mediums just for the enjoyment, she found oil painting to be something that was both creative and intellectually challenging. She continues to take oil painting workshops from a variety of artists who inspire her and challenge her abilities.
"My passion for art is in the process. I love to study and experiment with the techniques and tools of oil painting. I love the struggle of getting a realistic expression of my subject out of the abstraction of shapes and colors that bring the painting together visually. It is thrilling when others like my work as I believe it is both an honor and a priviledge to be able to call myself an artist."
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Barbara is proud to have been featured in an article in the December '09 issue of Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden.
Mountain Oyster Club Annual Contemporary Western Art Show & Sale 2012
honored to participate since 2000
"10 Women Artists" Exhibition, Steinway Piano and Fine Art, Tucson, AZ October 2012
SAACA Ventana Exhibition and Competition, April - June 2011
2nd place winner with 'Beautiful Ride'
Tucson Museum of Art "Crush", 2010, 2011
"Empire 100", 10th Annual Western Art Show & Sale, January 2010, 2011
Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibition, September 2010, Henderson, Kentucky
"Small Works - Big Impressions" Society of Animal Artists 2009, Parker, Colorado
Tucson Pima Arts Council, Artists Open Studios, November 2009, 2010
American Women Artists 2009 National Juried Competition, Easton, Maryland
"Empire 100" Western Art Show & Sale, January 2009, 2010, 2011
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery San Antonio, Texas, May 2007
"African Sojourn" Madaras Gallery, Tucson, Arizona 2007
Associate Member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists