STAINED GLASS WITH A NEW TWIST
As a Laguna Beach resident and a native Californian, Barbara first started creating her pieces through the traditional stained glass method and design 45 years ago. Upon retirement in 2010 from a career as a college dean and athletic director, Barbara began expressing her art through a more modern, industrial look incorporating metal in the glass art piece and in the framing.
As Barbara states, “We are surrounded by bold and delicate, hard and soft, light and heavy in our every day lives. I was once asked why I decide to put a metal saw blade next to a fragile piece of textured glass. I responded that it was the same reason I love to lift heavy weights and wear high heels. I love the juxtaposition and contrast. My art is a reflection of how I live my life.”
Barbara has exhibited in one of the oldest and most highly acclaimed juried art shows, the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach in 2015 & 2016. Her work also was exhibited in the Art A Fair, one of the most outstanding juried fine art shows in Southern California in 2014 & 2015. Her art is also in private collections across the country including Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, New York, New Orleans, and California.