Barbara is a representational artist who paints in watercolors and oils. Her work reflects a fascination for light and a thorough understanding of color, form and deep respect for nature. She especially enjoys painting “en plein air.”
The Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Old Lyme, CT, provided Barbara with a solid art education and several scholarships. She is an Elected Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY; The Connecticut Watercolor Society, The Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT and The Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT. She has taught art classes at The Lyme Art Association and at The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT.
Barbara is the author of the book Artist’s Projects You Can Paint, 10 Watercolor Tablescapes Loose and Light (2005) published by International Artist Publishing. She is also a contributing artist for the book How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Still Life and Floras (2004), by the same publisher. Both books had world-wide distribution and are currently out of print.
The spring 2008 issue of Watercolor Magazine featured a ten page article on Barbara’s paintings. Her work was also featured in the February/March 2009 issue of The Trend Magazine and on Google’s Art page.
Barbara has won many awards including the 2011 Marine Environmental Wildlife Award and The Thomas Hoyne Award in 2014 at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic CT. In 2012 she won the Don Demers Juror’s Award from the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society and a Top 100 Designation in the 2013 International America’s Parks, “Through the Beauty of Art Competition”, the 2013 2nd Place Prize in the 105th Salmagundi Thumb-box Exhibition. Her paintings are in hundreds of private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe as well as in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.