Barbara is a Placitas artist equally at ease working with sculpture, painting
She is a member of the Corrales Society of Artists and the National Sculpture Society and is represented by Jezebel Gallery in Madrid, Off The Beaten Path in Cloudcroft, Tierra Mar in Santa Fe and now Wild Hearts Gallery. Her work has received a number of awards including Best of Show, Best Sculpture and more.
"I left New York City and headed for New Mexico in 1995 after falling in love with the Southwest. Armed with more available time and a list of “used to’s” and “want to’s”, I began to explore my many creative interests. In the process I rediscovered my artistic abilities. In 2017, I ended a successful career in advertising and marketing to focus exclusively on my art.
I work primarily in abstract, figurative bronze sculpture and painting. I revel in dramatic gestures, bright palettes and rich textures. My figural work frequently includes elongated, faceless fantastical figures. It is often noted that my sculptures and paintings convey a dynamic sense of movement.
My work is inspired by a deep desire to communicate on a spiritual and emotional level. I am compelled to find ways to share what I am feeling in clay, on canvas, and other substrates by creating visual stories through movement and color. I work quickly, relying on the medium to participate in determining the direction of my art. While I sometimes plan, many of my sculptures and paintings are spontaneous. In the end, all that really matters is that my art speaks to your soul."