Barbara is a signature member of New England Plein Air Painters , elected to Hudson Valley Art Association and the Rockport Art Association . She is also an elected by jury member of the Academic Artists Association and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. She has served as Curator for The New England Landscape Invitational Show at the Lyme Art Association for several years as well as the Rockport Art Association membership jury. Her work is published in Great Day Trips to Connecticut's Critical Habitats . Barbara has taught plein air painting privately and through various educational institutions, including the Lyme Art Association, where she is an elected member and served as President of the Board of Directors. Her work has been selected for exhibition at the American Embassy in Taipei, Taiwan, China by invitation of the American Ambassador. Barbara holds a B.F.A. degree with high honors from the University of Hartford where she studied with Rudolph Zallinger and Paul Zimmerman. She has also studied at Ringling School of Art, Hartford College for Women, and the Lyme Academy. Her work has been exhibited throughout New England and internationally. She is represented in a number of corporate and private collections and has won numerous awards.