Barbara is an international artist who lived most of her life in a small village near the Rhine Valley in Germany. A deep desire to create art began at a young age. Barbara’s parents encouraged her artistic growth with private art lessons and visits to Europe’s museums to see the collections of masterpieces. She was educated in foreign languages and had a successful career as a foreign language correspondent. Ultimately, Barbara’s passion to create art became so strong that she closed the door on her career and opened a new door to the world of art. She has never regretted making that decision. Every day Barbara looks forward to creating art that will convey the same sense of beauty to the viewer that inspired the artist. She approaches her canvas with a concept and allows her mind, body and the inspiration found in her faith in God to bring the concept to fruition. Barbara's art may include energetic brushwork, palette knife work, soft passages of blended paint or a heavy build-up of paint. She strives for just enough variety without too much unity so as to capture the viewer’s attention. Barbara's work is held in international private and corporate collections.



Select Exhibitions, Awards and Honors:



Group Show, Jules Place, Boston, December 2014



Signature Member, American Impressionist Society



Solo Show, Anne Irwin, Atlanta, Oct. 2014



Group Show, Anne Irwin, Atlanta, Sept. 2014



Group Show, Jules Place, Boston, Oct. 2013



Solo Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, April 2013



Solo Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, March 2012



Solo Show, Corse Gallery & Atelier, Apr 2011



Solo Show, Watts Fine Art, Apr 2011



Group Exhibit “April Flowers”, Anne Irwin fine Art, Apr 2011



Solo Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Oct. 2010



Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional Exhibition, Oct 2010



President’s Choice Award - American Impressionist Society - 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Oct 2010



Group Exhibit, Corse Gallery & Atelier, Mar 2010 Huntsville Museum Art Gala - Mar 2010 



Featured Artist Award of Excellence - Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional, Nov 2009



American Impressionist Society 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Oct 2009



Solo Show, Tyler White Gallery, Mar 2009



RayMar, Third Annual Fine Art Competition Finalist Group Exhibit



Anne Irwin fine Art, Jan 2009



Solo Show, Beverly McNeil Gallery, May 2008



Solo Show, Matt Jones Gallery, Dec 2007



Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional, Nov 2007



Solo Show, Tyler White Gallery, Oct 2007



Oil Painters of America 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition, May 2007



American Impressionist Society 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition, May 2007