about the artist

Barbara's chosen medium is watercolor because it gives her the quality of transparency, while layering and using strong color - "allowing her to be bold and delicate in the same painting". Art has been a big part of Barbara's life. Raised in upstate New York, her mom was a painter and Barb's first art teacher. In college Barbara studied to be an Art Educator, learning sculpture, ceramics, drawing, and painting. As an art professional she explored printmaking, acrylics, and eventually found her true passion in Watercolor. She began to sell her art in the 1990's and since moving to North Carolina in 2005 Barbara has been painting what she sees, feels, and imagines. She's a Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of NC, sells her art at local galleries, and paints in her Blue Sky Studio under the skylights in Durham.