Barbara holds a B.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University and a Diploma of Fine Art from Studio Incamminati. After graduating from college in 1999, she immediately moved to NYC. She met success in shows at Figureworks Gallery and Get Real Art, but felt drawn to study classical painting in Florence, Italy. She lived there for one year studying drawing under Mario Pachioli. Then in 2004, she moved to Philadelphia on a full scholarship to study with Nelson Shanks at Studio Incamminati. It was here that she developed her portrait painting and color theory skills. She left the atelier in 2006 to work on a series of large thematic paintings. After travelling and painting extensively, Barbara returned to Incamminati to finish the Professional Program in 2015 and served as a fellow at the school for two years while teaching drawing to students from Project Home. She currently (will resume after pandemic restrictions are lifted) teaches painting and drawing at Repenning Fine Arts, Studio Incamminati,and Journey’s Way. Her love of painting also extends to landscape painting which she was able to immerse herself in this summer during the pandemic restrictions. Stop by her studio for a visit anytime at the Crane Old School in Olde Kensington!