After a sabbatical from art, Barbara resumed painting in 1996. She has studied oil painting with internationally- acclaimed artists Robert Liberace and Steve Carpenter. Studies also include nationally-known plein air oil artists Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, David Lussier, Frank Serrano, Stephen Assael as well as pastelists Albert Handell, Kathryn Bevier, Sari Gaby and watercolorist Margaret M. Martin, AWS.
OIL PAINTINGS . . . NATURE IS BARBARA’S PALETTE
Barbara loves painting en plein air, that is, on site, “in open air” – winter, spring,
summer and fall. Anywhere she travels she will paint – New York State, the sea
shore, boats, the mountains and lakes, our national parks and locations abroad.
“I pack my SUV and trailer, taking to the road to capture the beauty of our country.”
“Plein air paintingis a personal development experience,” says Barbara. “I will
always be a ‘student of the art.’” Barbara captures color and light while painting contemporary life in her landscapes. Her specialties include architecture, nautical scenes, winter scenes and landscape vistas.