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About Barbara Wood

Barbara A. Wood is a native of Columbus, Ohio.  Barbara, never knowing her real father, was raised by her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Her mother having to work in order to make ends meet, would often leave Barbara in the care of the grandmothers.  The personalities of the three women formed a catalyst for her art.


As an only child and sometimes a lonely child, she was afflicted with bouts of pneumonia and asthma and spent many hours secluded in her room longing to be with her friends.  “It seemed I was always on the inside looking out.”


Perhaps that could explain the sensitivity in so many of her paintings.  Barbara remembers her mother encouraging her to sketch and paint and always keeping her in ample supplies of artist materials.  Sometimes her only friends were the ones she created on her drawing board.


Following high school, she attended Traphagen School of Fashion on a scholarship, however one of her instructors encouraged her to turn her talents to fine art.  We are grateful to this instructor, whoever he is, for now we are the recipients of an art rich in imagery.


Taking this advice, Barbara transferred to the New York Art Students League.  She continued her studies, married and moved to California.  Barbara continued to paint and study while raising her three children.  She attended the Otis Parsons School of Art and later the Pasadena School of Fine Arts.


Over the past three decades, Barbara A. Wood has painted with vitalized energy, becoming an international artist.  Her list of collectors is a virtual “Who’s Who” of celebrities and collectors around the world.  She has traveled from London to Scotland to Alaska to Japan exhibiting in one-woman shows.  Through her serigraphs and other works of art, she has been able to reach an audience far and wide.  Now, we can enjoy the fruits of her creativity and special gift.

Barbara Wood


Chess Players
Maja with Fan
Two Sisters


Dark Eyes
The Jury
White Kitten
At the Bar
Early Morning
Green Glove
Lady Rodney
Tea Time