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.
Recent AWARDS and EVENTS:
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