Visits to racetracks in Arkansas, Kentucky and Indiana have been consequential in the development of horses in motion in Barbara’s photography and paintings. She uses a camera to record ideas, downloading photos into her computer for later sketch work. Concentrating on eye appeal and occasionally humor, she gives her subjects a personal twist.
Barbara lives in beautiful Hardy Arkansas, on a small farm with an assortment of livestock and a very tolerant supportive husband. The animals on the farm often become subjects of her paintings. She adds a twist of humor to these subjects, a rooster with wild eyes running straight at you, or a rabbit carrying a purse.
My love for animals and desire to capture their personality and special uniqueness has given me a sense of purpose. A desire to share my images in an affordable artwork, and to appeal to humans of all ages. My artistic objective is to cause viewers to smile and wonder where they’ve seen that critter before