Upon graduating from The Cleveland Institute of Art, Barbara went to work as one of the first illustrators at Highlights for Children, which is still published today. Then, after years of drawing “happy bunnies", she moved to Manhattan where she worked for art studios, designing everything from billboards to magazine ads.
During her illustrious career, Barbara also worked as a professional courtroom sketch artist. When cameras were not allowed in courtrooms, her keen eye and swift pencil recreated scenes for the public. Her drawings during the Ted Bundy appeal trial became well-known throughout the country.
Barbara currently lives in Lake County, Florida and continues to create her art in various media, including watercolor and oils as well as pen and ink.