work is a digital collage derived from a set of pastel Stations she created
in the mid 1990's. This image, though focusing on
recognizable human forms, is an abstraction of previously rendered
images. As with John Moody's work, its goal is to lead you into meditation
by recalling the narratives of the Way of the Cross you can experience
The path to Barbara's acceptance of the role of artist has been
marked by many unusual road signs. Visitations in dreams and nagging
urges of her inner voice finally succeeded in sending Barbara to art
school after years of ignoring those needs in favor of family needs.
Until then her work as an artist was merely a small concession to self-expression.
It was a dream which led her to return to school for formal study in
Trained in the fine arts at the University of Rhode Island, Barbara
has also studied informally in art communities all over the world. Her
work has always been impacted by her faith as well as her surroundings.
A strong relationship with God and her continuous search to understand
His presence in the world around her inform and inspire her work, leading
her to design pieces which are exploratory in nature while they strive
to explain her relationship to creation. In other words, she can't decide
what medium she wants to work in when she grows up.
Her marriage to an active duty military chaplain has allowed her
to live and work in New England, Taiwan, Midwest America, the southern
United States, Germany, So. Korea, and now the Washington DC area. Born
in New Jersey, she began painting at the age of eleven, but didn't grasp
the import of that drive until she was in her third decade. The siren
call of spirituality and art still drives her to continue to mature in
her work and study.
In addition to her mixed media work, she also designs bulletin
covers for the chapel services on whatever base she happens to live.
She crosses over into computer art frequently and many of her works bounce
from drawing board to computer and back to painted panel. A photo junkie,
she also devotes much time to the artistic use of camera images in her
work. At other times her artistic expressions take the form of the written
She is available for private commission and her work is available
for show and sale to anyone interested.