Welcome to my art and courses web site...

I am glad to see you!

I've been an artist for my whole life; making art for 50 years; exhibiting and selling my work since the 1970’s. 
A very important piece of this story is how I guide students to learn how to see as an artist and how to practice as an artist. I love passing on my knowledge, experience and expertise; and to engage in the exploration and exchange of ideas. 
I am privileged to have taught students at esteemed art colleges and liberal art colleges and also priviledged to teach adults at all age levels in private studio workshops, classes and in college programs…and now online!

A very important part of this story...is how I guide artists and students to learn how to see the way an artist sees;

how to practice as an artist. 

I teach aspiring artists to master their drawing and painting

to achieve confidence and realize the vision for their art.

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"Lucy Barber has a talent that not every skilled artist can claim — she is a born teacher, with the ability not only to communicate complex aesthetic concepts, but to inspire others to reach deep and find their own personal artistic expressions…art is a personal language, yet Lucy is able to understand the aspirations of others and transform her own formidable talent into something that every student can readily apprehend and emulate. Brava, Lucy!"  —Timothy / painting workshop