River Muse Art Gallery & Studio... ...where creativity flows
NATURE IS BARBARA’S PALETTE
Barbara loves painting en plein air, that is, on site, “in open air” – anywhere she travels she will paint – New York State, the seashore, boats, the mountains and lakes, our national parks and locations abroad.
After a sabbatical from art, Barbara resumed painting in 1996. She has studied oil painting with internationally-acclaimed artists Robert Liberace and Steve Carpenter. Studies also include nationally-known plein air oil artists Kevin McPherson, Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, David Lussier, as well as pastelists Albert Handell and watercolorist Margaret M. Martin, AWS.
Barbara is the President, Founder and Signature Artist of Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters, Inc. She is also a Signature Artist and member of the Artist Faculty of the Rochester Art Club, Inc. Additionally Barbara is an Associate Member of American Impressionist Society. She competes in local, state-wide, and national judged and juried competitions.
Barbara presents plein air painting workshops in oil and acrylics and demon- strations throughout NYS. Courses include Introductory PAP Workshops, and themed workshops such as Perspective Using Value and Temperature, Composition, Architecture, Painting the Backlite Vista, Boats, Waterscapes, and the Traveling Palette.
She is represented by local art galleries including the U or R Memorial Art Gallery Store, River Muse Gallery in Clayton, NY, and the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua, NY. She displays in the Clothesline Art Festival.