Hi! I'm Barbara.
When I was young, I loved drawing and creative pursuits. Later, I took the "sensible" route and earned a business degree. For many years, while working a series of demanding jobs and taking care of house and husband, I put my artwork on hold. When I retired in 2012 from a career in technology and education, I decided to rekindle my creative side and took up painting. I’m so glad that I did!
I have found much to love in drawing and painting. Using line and color to create visual representations of the many glorious beauties in our world is magic to me. It's so rewarding to touch someone by having them be moved and drawn in by one of my works. I also love that there is always something more to learn and try. I enjoy experimenting with various techniques for representing diverse subject matter. I believe a passion for learning is vital in creating art and love that I discover something new with each painting.
My subjects include still life, florals, figures and landscapes. My goal is to capture the fleeting moments of life; an expression or gesture, the light, the season, or a striking arrangement. I continually seek to improve through self-study, classes and workshops. I have studied with a number of local and nationally known artists and paint weekly with Michel McNinch. My work has been seen in local exhibitions and also hangs in private collections. I am an active member, immediate past president, webmaster and social media director for the Crooked Creek Art League.
I live in Chapin, South Carolina with my husband, dog and cat.
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"Barbara created a beautiful painting of our mountain log cabin. We sold the cabin but the memories will last forever, thanks to Barbara’s talent!" ~Tom
"Enjoying this in my den every day! Thanks again!
Love your work!" ~Tod
"I finally got it framed! I want to thank you again for this wonderful painting of my wonderful boy. I will always treasure this gift." ~Julie
"My dad was floored and he loves it. He and Ruth are bickering now about the place of honor where he can see it most." ~Judy
"Thank you so much for my beautiful painting! It's already hanging in our hall, we can see it from many vantage points. This is one of the coolest gifts I have had in a long time!" ~Mike
"Your painting arrived and it is even more strikingly beautiful than the picture of it. Not surprised that you are a double award winning artist." ~Joe and Mary Anne