Barbara moved to Tucson in 1994 from Los Angeles, California. In Tucson, Barbara found the inspiration in the surrounding Santa Catalina Mountains and rich historical architecture of the southwest.
Barbara's style is generally representational and is influenced by the spontaneity and freshness found in plein air paintings. It is a rare occasion she will be found in the studio. Outdoor excursions with her favorite golden retriever, Charlie, are her joy. Together they explore the trails and paths that are found all over the Tucson area.
It a personal passion to share the love of creating with everyone. Regardless of the result, the process of creative expression is the gift. Barbara leads a church ministry and teaches classes in ceramics and painting.
Affiliations: Tucson Plein Air Painters Society since 2004; Artist Member Status 2010, President 2010
Visual Art Leader and Creator of Art by Heart, a visual arts ministry at Resurrecton Lutheran Church in Oro Valley, Arizona www.rlcartbyheart.com