Time, place and memory. Those are three words that Barbara says encompass her experiences as a painter. Barbara, who was born and raised in Mexico, attended university in the U.S, and raised her family in Augusta, Georgia, has traveled broadly. The villages and landscapes of both Mexico and Italy, are an inspiration, as is painting anywhere outdoors. As a plein air painter, Barbara says that "Painting is not about accomplishing a finished work that I can bring home (although that is lovely when it happens), but about the entire experience of being out in nature, of rendering something that appeals to me and that is beautiful or interesting, of remembering the weather and the people... it is a remembrance of something I saw, experienced and will forever treasure."