Barbara was born in Newfoundland, and as a result is heavily influenced by the coast, the sky and ever changing atmosphere; she is deeply tied to her roots and the rich history. A gentle palette, expressive brush and knife strokes, capture the subtle light and colour of passing moments. Initially self taught, she has furthered her education with College and University level studies at Sheridan and the University of Toronto. She truly considers her own education to be a continuing journey. With a long background in adult education, she now teaches and demonstrates painting and drawing in Oakville and Mississauga. Recently, colour theory and its impact on our lives has become a new field of interest and study for her.