Barbara's earliest visual memory is a rainbow prism reflected on a hallway wall. That same interest in light and color that continues to hold her fascination and influence her work.
For many years Barbara, who holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design, worked as an art director, graphic designer, and illustrator, always creating personal work on the side. Around 2001 she just had to let it out and went back to graduate school for her MFA at William Paterson University of New Jersey. While there, she integrated digital and traditional painting, experimenting with what was then considered “new technology.” She now uses the same risk-taking applied there in classes she teaches on the higher education level producing work with students that encourages exploration.
Consistently interested in memory, Barbara uses the act of creating as re-actualization of a moment, a way to hold onto a memory before it slips away. These “memory moments” are an opportunity to revisit spaces and places now gone, a viscerally connective way to hold onto a memory.
Her most recent work is a reflective approach to the changing landscape in changing times, hoping it brings you time to reflect as well.