Barbara grew up in the Chicago metropolitan area and pursued a career in special education and social work before following what had been a long-term interest in art. The Boston area was home for 30 years until she moved to Vermont in 2006.

Since the late 1990’s Barbara has devoted herself full-time to the study and creation of art. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and in Australia and is represented in private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe and Australia. Barbara divides her time between studios in Vermont and Sydney.

Barbara initially studied watercolor and acrylic painting, but soon became drawn to printmaking. The aspects of layering and texturing it offered easily translated into mixed media, which has been the focus of her work for the past several years. While still continuing to create some two-dimensional work, most recently she has become fascinated by the possibilities of working three dimensionally, using re-cycled or re-purposed material as much as possible.