Barbara is a self-taught painter who commenced oil painting with a small self-help group of artists at Port Pirie in South Australia in 2007.
She likes to paint a wide variety of subjects from landscapes, seascapes, people, animals to flora – some of which have been exhibited and sold in the mid north of SA as well as in Buderim, Qld. She particularly enjoys painting Dutch windmills. In 2013 she won the Dick Byles Encouragement Award at the Laura Folk Festival.
Since moving to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Barbara has joined the painting group at Buderim Craft Cottage.