ORIGINALS

NEW ORLEANS LADIES

MERMAIDS

FAIRIES, FOREST SPIRITS, ANGELS

FANCY, MAGICAL, WOMEN

DRAWINGS

MAGICAL BEINGS

GICLEES

About Barbara

 
Hi, I thought you might like to know a little bit about me.

I decided to be an artist when I was five years old, and I've been painting for most of my life. I never considered being anything else.

Eventually my father requested that I get a job so that he could retire. I received a job offer from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. I came to New Orleans expecting to teach. Instead, I decided to work on Jackson Square, where artists can do portraits and sell their paintings. I have been doing portraits in pastel and selling my paintings there ever since. It is as close to a constant source of income as an artist can get!

Recently, I have begun doing outdoor juried art shows around the United States. I enjoy traveling and meeting other artists.

In case you're wondering why I paint these subjects, I have always been interested in forest spirits, mermaids, angels and fairies. I was born yearning for magic. When I was little I used to make wings from crepe paper, hoping that somehow I would be able to fly. I have always wanted to be magical and to swim fast and fly high.

I hope you enjoy my work. Please contact me to learn more about any of the paintings you see here. Thank you!