Originally from Milwaukee Wisconsin, Barbara was a professional fashion illustrator and an instructor of fashion illustration and design at a private women’s college for over 25 years. Since she has moved to Arizona she continues her transparent watercolor painting, exhibiting and teaching.
In 2015 Barbara received an award at the National Watercolor Society’s 95th International Exhibit. This piece was also selected for the National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit. Barbara has won many other awards, including the MASTERMEED AWARD,2008, 2011, 2012 at the Tubac Center of the Arts.