Some highlights of Barbara's artistic journey before settling in Australia from England was exhibiting in galleries in England, Germany, Switzerland and Portugal. Just one year after arriving in Australia, Barbara opened an art gallery and raised funds for the Royal Blind Society. She exhibited in Sydney galleries and became an exhibiting member of theRoyal Art Society, the Royal Queensland Art Society and the Decoupage Guild of Australia. Barbara worked as an art therapist in mental health for 13 years. In 2007 she moved to Queensland where she became on site artist at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where her love of painting animals developed - and her inspiration to paint and fundraise for the endangered Tasmanian Devil breeding program. Barbara moved to Gloucester in 2011.