Barbara has been creating artwork and teaching for most of her life. Her batiks, pastels, watercolors, and ceramics have been shown throughout New York and Vermont. Her work has been greatly influenced by natural forms and colors. Barbara lived in Vermont in the early 1970's, and the place's natural beauty and tranquility continues to inspire.
In addition to devoting her life to making artwork, Barbara has extensive teaching experience. She has taught all age groups. she has her M.A. in Art Education, as well as certification in teaching High School Art. Barbara was an instructor in batik at the University of Vermont from 1971-1974. In 1973, she received a grant from the Vermont Council on the Arts to teach workshops throughout the state. In New York she has taught outreach programs through the Jewish Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts. Additionally, she has worked as an Artist-in-Residence through a school grant program at one of Brooklyn's elementary schools. This grant was made possible by the Studio in a School Association.
In 1967, Barbara studied fine arts at Carnegie Mellon University, where she received a B.F.A. in Art Education. She did her graduate work at New York University, where she received her M.A. in Art Education. Currently, Barbara serves as President of The Art Guild of Port Washington, a not for profit community arts organization.
Barbara now spends most of her time working in oil, watercolor and pastel. Most recently, Barbara has studied with Joseph Peller at The Art Student’s League in New York City. She continues to teach privately, and part-time in the Great Neck public schools system.