Barbie is originally from Tulsa, OK, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tulsa. She began her artistic endeavors concentrating on painting in oils and watercolors. This gave her a good foundation to develope her own sense of style and sense of color. After college, she decided to go into commercial art, even though she had fallen in love with etching after taking a few printmaking courses at the university.
She worked for several years as a graphic artist in advertising and sign design. In 1988, she became acquainted with an established printmaker. It didn't take long for her to begin working in the printmaker's studio producing her own etchings. Barbie has since cut several of her own plates and has established herself in the art industry as one of the printmaker's in demand. She has sold her images all over the US, and all over the world, including Japan, China, South Korea, Spain, Denmark, France, South America, Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
My Youngest Son & His Lovely New Bride
Babies! Babies! Babies!
The Hay Wind Rows Are Signs of Summer Time
Foulin, She's the Old Lady of the House...
Puppy Girl is My Working Girl...
Sadie,Sadie, Such a Baby...
Four of My Most Favorite Boys...
A Bunch of Happy Kids!!
Working in the Hay on a Hot Day...
Working Together in the Hay Field
These Fellows are Some of the 20 Something
Just Some of My Big Girls
Cleo, So Lovable...
My Big Girls That Protect My Goats