Barbara moved from southern California to Arizona in 1994 with her husband and two daughters. Being a self-taught artist, Barbara reminds us that doesn't mean "no art education". Barbara has taken (and continues) to participate in classes and workshops with some our nation's finest plein air painters and recognized artists as well as studying art history. She joined the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society in 2002. She was hooked! After years of following trails and picking bugs off her panel, Barbara still prefers to paint outdoors- especially with her Golden Retriever, Charlie.
Barbara's works are very expressive with color and texture. She uses pallet knives. "I like to use the pallet knife. It is kind of like sculpting with paint!"
Barbara teaches painting classes and workshops.
Member: OPA, AWA, AIS, TPAPS
Bisbee Plein Air Festival 2015 Best of Show
Featured Articles in Plein Air Magazine's "Outdoor Painter"
Sunlight and Shadows, Toscana Gallery, Best of Show
Bisbee After 5 Plein Air Festival Judge