Barbara moved from southern California to Arizona in 1994 with her husband and two daughters. Being a self-taught artist, Barbara has (and continues) to study and paint with some of our finest contemporary painters. She joined the Tucson Plein Air Painters Society (now Sonoran Plein Air Painters) in 2002 and served as president. After years of following trails and picking bugs off her paintings, Barbara still prefers to work outdoors- especially with her Golden Retriever, Charlie.

Barbara teaches painting classes and workshops. She is a member of OPA, AWA, AIS, TPAPS and has won Best of Show in the Bisbee Plein Air Festival and at the Toscana Gallery. She also has been featured in Plein Air Magazine and was the artist of the month at El Conquistador Resort. She was the president of the Tucson Plein Air Society from 2009 to 2011 and has been a well-loved judge at the Bisbee Plein Air Festival in the past.