As a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Barbara’s childhood was spent drawing and painting. As a self-taught artist, she has always sought to expand her skills and talents through workshops, training with other artists and experimentation with styles of the “Old Masters.” Growing up in rural Rutherford County she became increasingly aware of the need to stop, look, listen, and appreciate nature and the human experience. Her preferred painting medium is oil because of its brilliant colors and flexibility. She strongly believes that art should communicate with its viewers in a language they can understand. Choosing subjects to paint is an exciting part of the artistic process in her opinion. Still life, landscapes, figures and portraits in the realistic manner offer her a wonderful variety of subject matters, colors, and emotions. She especially likes sharing my love of art with children. This is why she and her husband founded the “Kids for the Creative Arts, Inc.” Aside from my art, she enjoys working and caring for people as a family physician. She lives with her devoted husband, Leroy in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.