With a desire from an early age to pursue a career of some sort in the art world, Barbara earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College), majoring in Art with an emphasis in Advertising Design, while also studying painting outside of her college studies. Her early careers were spent in advertising as an art director, then later in marketing communications. Since 2002, she’s been a professional fine art painter.
Although Barbara’s finished work is created in the studio, a regular practice of painting the landscape from life in all seasons has greatly enhanced her ability to capture a genuine sense of light in her paintings. Working in oil and pastel, Barbara strives to capture light-filled landscapes in an impressionist, painterly style.
Originally from New Jersey, Barbara currently lives and paints in Bend, Oregon.