My Artist’s Statement:

My watercolors express the things that are meaningful to me including travel, hiking, skiing, animals, friends and family. Whether on the road or hiking in the mountains, I usually have a sketchbook in hand. I try to capture the feeling of the moment, such as the magic of a misty waterfall, the stunning beauty of a vista, or unusual light patterns shining down on a cobblestone road. Sometimes I’m able to complete a painting while onsite.  Usually, however, I take my sketchbooks back to my studio to create a finished piece that captures a feeling and tells a story.

In addition to doing studio work, I teach watercolor and art classes at the McGillis School and at Visual Art Institute in Sugar House in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I am passionate about painting, but I also love sharing this artistic journey with others. I have been painting with watercolor for over 25 years, am a signature member of the Utah Watercolor Society and have been an active board member for over 5 years. 

Although I am a native Oregonian, my husband and I raised our children Salt Lake City.  Now empty nesters, we plan on staying put with our standard poodle, Raffi, and our grown kids nearby.  
Contact Barbara for information and/or sale.


Going Bananas
Stubborn 20"x18" Acrylic painting, $500
American Bison 30"x40" Acrylic/Mixed Media, $1000
Joy Ride
Albion Basin
Hidden Peak at Snowbird
Little Cottonwood Canyon Creek
Mama Loves Pie
Sailing Lahaina
North of Zion
Fishing Swan Valley
Impressions of Calf Creek
Sugarloaf at Alta