Barbara was born in Virginia and grew up in Mississippi. As a registered nurse, she lived across the US from the rural south to New York to the Caribbean. She retired from nursing in 2013 after 37 years.
Her heart always pulled her back to Louisiana near her daughter and grandchildren. In 2015 she and her husband settled in Morgan City, finding the perfect blend of natural beauty and local culture. Inspired by her surroundings she began to paint. Working primarily in acrylics and pastels, armed with a hefty dose of internet videos, she began to learn to translate the nature around her to paper and canvas. She is always inspired by the beauty of Louisiana.