Barbara was born in Germany. She left her home country at an early age and lived in Brazil, Canada, and the United States. She currently resides in Belgium. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She attended the Freie Kunstschule Berlin, Germany for several years.
Barbara is a visionary artist. She combines figurative influences with traces of earthly and abstract elements. Her landscapes and seascapes are imaginary, an exhuberant form of expressionism shaped by her unusually broad experience of life." Barbara resides in Brussels and has exhibited in Belgium, Germany, Paris, and New York