Barbara is a Perth girl who studied in London at the John Cass School of Art. She then furthered her education at Curtin University where she completed a degree in Fine Arts (majoring in painting) and a graduate diploma in education. Thereafter she has been pursuing her own painting career and teaching in the adult education sector. Barbara has had solo exhibitions at Fremantle Arts Centre and Westfield Winery. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has work in private collections.