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Australian born, 1975 Barbara graduated in Interior Design, 1976-77 Zoo exhibit designer,1978-79 Europe and USA travel,1980 San Francisco,1985 moved to Kensington, North Berkeley ,1983 -2012 Illustrator for Karen Brown Travel Guides, Sunset Magazine and The Academy of Sciences, 35 years architectural renderer developers and real estate industry. 2014 – 2016 watercolor exhibitions in Australia, 2013 Barbara began painting Plein Air. Barbara participates in plein air events, watercolor competitions, gives demonstrations and presentations as well as painting weekly outdoors.

Faculty Streamline Plein Air Conventions, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023.Signature Member of California Watercolor Association and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Juried Member of Watercolor West, Member of California Art Club, San Diego Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, American Women Artists. American Impressionist Society. 


Faculty Presenter Plein Air Convention, Denver 2023 

Best Water color and Gouache Plein Air Salon April 2023

Honorable Mention Over 65 , Plein Air Salon April 2023

Mill Valley Plein Air Invitational Peoples Choice Award April 2023

Falkirk Invitational 2nd Peoples Choice award Feb 2023

Honorable mention Watercolor April Plein Air Salon 2022

Winner Best Watercolor Plein Air Salon May 2022

Judges Distinction Award Gualala Plein Air Affair Sept 2022, 

3rd Place LPAPA Annual Waterworks Show May 2022


Barbara Tapp   www.barbaratappartist.com  

Representation: Holton Studio Framer and Gallery, Berkeley, www.holtonframes.com

Fine Art Gallery