As a talented self-taught painter, Barbara brought a lot of that same inquisitive curiosity and attentive detail to her work. Her subjects range from nautical scenes to still life, historic sites and local landscapes, and include beautiful flowers and animals. With great gusto, she’d immerse herself into the creative process, sometimes focused on subjects she’d call her “latest obsession.” “I’m painting lots of pheasants,” she once shared, ending with her trademark laugh. Another time it was Geishas, an elegant collection of work that charmed attendees at her art show. No matter the subject or choice of media, Barbara’s command of light and line produced beautiful, uplifting renderings of the world around her and of the many things that touched her.
Vivian S. Bedoya