"I enjoy exploring exciting ranges of color, texture and light to present common objects in unusual and interesting ways. Each stroke is applied with the spirit of the subject matter in mind. Inspiration comes from the beauty and simplicity found in nature or things we encounter everyday."
Barbara is professional illustrator. She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and has served as President of the Ann Arbor Women Artists organization. She teaches Colored Pencil Techniques in Southeast Michigan at Washtenaw Community College and with Ann Arbor Community Education and Recreation. Her work is exhibited in juried shows and galleries.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Barbara grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has a degree in Fine Art and graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has worked in scientific illustration for hospitals and universities and is a published illustrator for the University of Michigan Press and others. Her freelance client list spans several industries including medical, educational, business, and nonprofit organizations in Madison, Boston, Seattle and Ann Arbor.