Currently residing in Jasper, Georgia, Barbara has been painting for over 35 years. Versatile in many media including pastels, acrylics, and oils, the artist’s favorite is watercolor for its qualities of luminosity and transparency. Her paintings encompass a wide range of subject matter, and she employs both traditional and experimental techniques are rendered realistically with particular attention given to composition and the play of light and pattern. Experimental pieces are often more abstract, allowing the paint to take on a life of its own. The final work is a marriage of chance and skill that upon completion may just up with a few vestiges of its beginnings. She often pours paint or applies it with tools such ass rollers, spatulas and various unconventional tools. She strives to show the essence of a subject, while adding emotional and aesthetic content.
Barbara attended Ohio Wesleyan University, Florida State University, Corcoran Art School, and in 2000 received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Reinhardt University. She is a signature member of numerous watercolor societies, including Georgia Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, and Southern Watercolor Society.
Her works are included in many private and corporate collections. Corporate collections include, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga. Merrill Lynch, Clearwater, FL, Barnett Bank, Tampa, Fl, South Miami, FL,Jacksonville, FL, Womens Hospital, Raleigh,NC, City of Largo, Largo, FL. Shearsson Lehmen, NC, Eagle Greens Ltd, Cornelia, Ga., Tampa Electric Co., Tampa, FL
Publications include: WatercolorMagazine 2008 winter edition “A Process of exploration” Acrylic Magazine 2014 Fall Edition ” An Open-End Exploration” Awards
National Watercolor 100th Open International Exhibition participant San Diego 40th International Exhibition participant Virginia Avery Reflections Juried Show, 2020 Honorable Mention Georgia Watercolor Society Members Show 2017 First Place South Cobb Juried Show Mableton, Ga, 2017 Best in Show Southern Watercolor Exhibit, 2017 , Airfloat Systems Award SAAG 2015 National Juried Show Presidents Award , 2014 Second Place Award Pikes Peak Watercolor Society 2011 International Show, Gold Award Art League of Hilton Head National Biennial Juried Show 2013 First Place,
Florida Watercolor Society2011, The Winslow Homer Award and the Gold Cost Award The American Watercolor Society 140th International Juried Show, Salmagundi Club, New York, The Winsor & Newton Award