An Ohio artist, Barbara studied art and art education at Bowling Green State University and has been a public school art teacher for more that 40 years. She was raised in Cleveland and now resides in the western section of the state.
She works in many media, but is primarily a watercolorist because she loves the spontaneous quality of watercolor and the many special effects which can be obtained. Her work is basically realistic with abstract patterns and varied textural effects utilized. Barbara paints a variety of subject matter including studies of people, florals, still lifes and landscapes. She loves to use a lot of color in her paintings and strong value patterns.
She has earned several awards and ribbons and has displayed her work in many shows including the University of Cincinnati and in Columbus. She has had several one man shows in the western Ohio area and teaches beginning and intermediate watercolor to adult students as well as continuing to teach students in school.
Barbara is married and has 3 adult children and 6 precious grandchildren.