Barbara has some exciting news! Her oil painting, The Road To Mt. Gretna, was chosen for the cover of the 2018 Mt. Gretna Summer Calendar. It will be auctioned at the summer premier fundraiser. Stay tuned for more information about that!
I am inspired by the shapes & colors of both nature & the human form. As I distribute colors my imagination takes over & images emerge on the canvas. Upon completion, it is my intention that the viewer will connect to & interpret what they see with their innermost feelings.
I was born and raised in Philadelphia where I began pursuing my interest in art at Temple's Tyler School of Art. After moving to Central Pennsylvania in 1968 , I studied with several prominent area artists including Bruce Johnson, Nick Ruggieri, and Charles (Li) Hidley. I am a graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Art and design with a degree in Fine Art.
I have exhibited at the William Ris Gallery of Camp Hill (now Arts at 510 in Harrisburg), Whitaker Center For the Arts, and have won both first place and Best of Show awards at the Art Association of Harrisburg and Reservoir Park Mansion. Some of my work has been selected for the permanent collection at Elizabethtown College, and Temple University in Harrisburg.
My paintings are also on exhibit year-round at the Gallery at Le Sorelle Restaurant in Mt. Gretna.
To see more of my work, please call for an appointment. I would be delighted to meet you!