Barb first took up watercolour painting in 2004 from Frans Aeyelts in Lunenburg NS. It has become her passion. She later took up pastels, which is her preferred medium for certain subjects such as animals. She has a very diverse subject matter due to her travels around the world. She has taken many workshops with professional artists like Sterling Edwards, Joy Laking, Joanne Hunt, Bill Rogers and many more. She was a founding member of the Tidnish Bridge Art Gallery and now aids in running the Old School Art Gallery in Musquodoboit Harbour, NS.