Barbara was born in Widnes, Cheshire and trained in oil painting in Liverpool. She moved to Wales seventeen years ago and a few years later started courses in watercolour.

Barbara joined the Denbighshire Art Society of which she is now the Vice President. Exhibiting her work throughout North Wales and Cheshire, she has become a regular exhibitor at the Theatre and her subjects include many local scenes around the Pitlochry area, all of which have proved very popular with visitors to the Gallery.