" “Non-objective art has always awakened my senses. From my earliest works to the present, I have not been interested in physical objects to represent, but to use the collective ideas and feelings of places and events to heighten one’s consciousness through the use of a limited color palette and texture in composition. When a piece reveals itself, layer by layer, and ideas emerge about where the work is going, the physical process informs the monotypes on paper, encaustics on board, and oil paintings on canvas or board.”
During her early college years at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, Barbara encountered
the powerful influence of the 60s’ abstract artists and their shifting sensibilities of political, social, and intellectual concepts in art. These experiences greatly affected her thinking, living, and art. After living abroad for many years, she returned to the States to teach art at the secondary and college levels until
she made the decision to pursue the profession of artist on a full-time basis and has been doing so ever since. She works in an independently-run 1,300 square foot studio on her MUSE Ranch property in Southern California where she dedicates herself to the process of creating works that support spontaneous, creative expression. She is a prolific printmaker and painter, exhibiting regularly across the United States in over 300 juried group shows, national art fairs and art festivals, and select galleries. Her work is held in numerous private, corporate, and permanent collections."