She will be honored at a reception April 16 from 6-9 p.m. at the Gallery.
During the cold winter months in Utah, Barbara's memory of white sandy beaches, palm trees, coral reefs and turquoise water come back to her.
Her young family lived for three and a half years on a small tropical island in the Polynesian islands of Tonga. She paints about Polynesia because it is part of her family heritage.
Painting was always a part of Barbara's life when the little Santa Claus picture she painted in first grade was hung on the classroom wall.
That proclaimed Barbara as 'an artist.'
There was a gap of 38 years between her sophomore and junior years in college. Returning to BYU as an older student was an experience to be treasured.
It never even dawned on Barbara that she might learn something in returning to college. Taking sculpture classes for two years was a real foundation for painting.
Barbara enjoys making art with oils, gouache, reverse-transfer collage and sculpture. Pastel art has been her emphasis in teaching pastel landscape classes at Bountiful Davis Art Center for the past five years.
Barbara is an associate member of the Wyoming Artist's Association and is now a member of the Lamplight Art Gallery Co-op in Bountiful.