Barbara studied fine arts in Montreal, then editorial and fashion
illustration at Parson's School of Design in New York. She worked as
fashion illustrator for many years at Ogilvy's in Montreal, then Holt
Renfrew in Toronto.
In 1989 Barbara moved to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where she has returned
to her first love, painting.
In 2007 she had an exhibition of her paintings at The Lunenburg Art
She is inspired by the ever changing light of the sea and sky, and the
beauty that surrounds us in Nova Scotia.