Artist Bio

Barbara is a professional New England artist who grew up in Massachusetts and now resides in New Hampshire. She enjoys the outdoors and spends much of her time painting a variety of subjects in Maine and other coastal areas.

She studied at Montserrat College of Art and the Manchester Institute of Art – also studying and painting with well-known artist such as R.S. Jackson, V. Stacey, Cory Staid, Carlton Plummer, Jan Kilburn, L. Stover, Judy Wagner, Stan Moeller, Stan Sperlak, Hajop Kelegian of Putney, VT, and Ed Chesnovitch of Cape Cod. These experiences have enabled Barbara to better express herself creatively in the medias that she has come to enjoy working in: Pastels, Oil, and Watercolors.

North Shore Art Association – juried member
Newburyport Art Association
Seacoast Art Association
Salem Art Association
Pastel Painters of Maine
Rockport Art Association – associate member
Pastel Society of New Hampshire
Barbara Barclay
Pastels, Oils, and Watercolors
NH Art Association – juried member
The Lincoln Levy Gallery

The quality of Barbara’s paintings has not gone unnoticed, receiving numerous first place and best in show awards, including the Hunkins Award from the Haverhill Art Association. Her work has also been recognized by the New England Watercolor Society. Barbara’s paintings can be seen in several galleries and at art festivals.


Main Subject

Florals, landscapes, oceans


Materials and Techniques

Oil paintings on canvas and panels
Pastel paintings on various sanded pastel papers