About Barb.


Barb spent 32 years as an educator in Michigan.  She holds a BM degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Michigan, and a teacher certification and MA in school administration from Michigan State University.  In addition to college course work in art, she has studied with a number of well-known artists.  Barb has won competitions in Alabama and Florida and her art is found across the USA.  She currently lives in SW Florida and is a member of the Cape Coral Art League, the Art Alliance of Ft. Myers, and the Art Association of Ft. Myers Beach.



Creating something new and unique is motivating.  I am especially excited to paint outdoors (en plein air) in almost any setting.  I like to record history by painting cottages, cityscapes, and natural areas. Plein air painting records a moment in time and place.  Studio work is sometimes experimental and abstract.  My hope is that the viewer will feel  the mood of each painting regardless of the subject matter.  

"Whether we are a painter or a viewer, art gives us a lifetime of pleasure."


CONTACT Barb through email:   mumsybjv@gmail.com