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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 Enironmental Wildlife Award at the Maritime Gallery at Mysic Seaport, Mystic CT. 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.SOLD. If you would like to inquire about the availability of other works by this artist, please contact the gallery.