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Barbara is a scientist and educator who has enjoyed many forms of visual and performing arts as a consumer since childhood. In 2003 she retired from her career and moved to Maine. At that time, she fulfilled a long-time promise to herself – to “take some art classes.” Barbara began with a focus on realistic representational work with graphite and colored pencil. She has since expanded to work with watercolor, pastel, collage and printing. Although she gravitates naturally to objects and scenes from nature, Barbara’s work in the serendipitous and unpredictable world of abstract watercolor, monotypes, and collages allows herto find an unstructured spontaneity that balances the structured world of science and realism.

Since 2005, Barbara has exhibited work with other artists at venues in Brunswick, Topsham, Bath, and Damariscotta. Her work has been juried into many exhibits at River Arts in Damariscotta. She has been honored to receive two awards in the Joy of Art exhibits at Topsham Public Library: the People’s Choice Award for her pastel painting Sunset on Chemo Pond in 2009 and the Pastel Award for Streamside in 2012. In April 2011 , Barbara received the award for Detail and Macro Photography for Winter Reflections at the Joy of the Lens exhibit, also at The Topsham Public Library.  She repeated as an award winner in this category in 2012 with Dew Magic.

Barbara began her art education with Kathleen Boldt in drawing and continues to study with Linda Murray in watercolor, Stephanie Rayner in monotype printing, and Sally Loughridge in pastel.  She is a member of Five Rivers Arts Alliance in the Brunswick area, River Arts in Damariscotta, and The Independent Downeast Artist League (TIDAL Arts) in Milbridge.

Points of View Gallery

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery

Points of View Gallery - Main Gallery

Gallery Framing

Points of View Gallery - Garret Gallery

Other shows