Barbara always enjoyed painting and drawing as a child and assisted painting scenery for her high school plays. She immigrated to Canada in 1962 but did not resume painting till she moved to Victoria in 1971 and joined an oil painting group, as well as the newly formed Juan de Fuca Guild, that organized several art exhibitions.
After moving to West Vancouver in 1978 Barbara was too busy working several jobs, and taking care of her family, also being a leader for Guides and Scouts.
In the mid 90’s she started painting again and after a move to the Sechelt in 2002 she made backdrops for several Beaver camps, produced several paintings for silent auctions, designed a picture for the Downtown Business Association shopping bag and painted scenery for the Gibson United Church theatre group.
Upon her return to Squamish in 2005 Barbara painted various projects for the West Coast Railway Park including murals in the Skeen River/Patricia Anne and Bent Spike model railway displays. She also painted backdrops for a model railway in Winnipeg and another in Ancaster. Occasionally she helps to paint scenery for the Between Shifts Theatre productions and continues to paint with the Seniors Paint and Sketch Group and VISUALS, Squamish Valley Artists’ Society.
For more information please contact Barbara via e-mail.