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.