Barbara has been a Conservator/Restorer of Fine Art for over 35 years. She has worked on artwork by well known artists such as Picasso, Weidenaar, Dali, Alten, Merizon, Osthaus, and many more….as well as sentimental treasures from the attic.
Primarily self taught as both a Conservator and Artist, her formal training does include Kendall College of Art 1974, and Grand Valley University 1976.
She has studied with artists and mentors Larry Blovits, Laura Robb, Elizabeth Robbins, Qiang Huang and Kenneth Cadwallader.Her paintings have received recognition and awards both regionally and nationally.
OPA Regional, Eckert and Ross, Indianapolis, IN 2015
NOAPS Best of America, Award of Merit, Dunnegan, WI, 2015
AWA National, Bonner David Gallery , Scottsdale,AZ 2015
Jack Richeson Gallery, “Small Works Exhibit”, WI 2015
OPA Regional, Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 2014
OPA Salon, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petosky, MI 2013
NOAPS, Best of America Exhibit, Dunnegan Gallery, MO 2013
The Vine Gallery, MO
Jack Richeson Gallery,”Small works Exhibit”, WI 2013
Jack Richeson Gallery, “Still life Exhibit”,WI, 2013 and 2014
Bucks County 6×6 Exhibit, Bucks County Gallery, PA 2013
Higbee Gallery, 6×6 Exhibit, CA 2013
Kendall Gallery, “Then and Now” Exhibit, MI 2013
Southwest Art, “Show Preview” November 2015
American Art Collector, “Representational Art”, November 2015
American Art Collector Magazine, “Florals and Botanicals Special Edition”, March 2015
American Art Collector Magazine, “Ohio Bound”, Show Preview, September 2014
Plein Air Magazine, “Painting Flowers and Landscapes”, March 2014
Noaps Still life Exhibit Catalog, 2013
West Michigan Women, “Art as a Constant Companion”, 2012
“The Best of Michigan”,Kennedy Publishing,2006