I was born in San Francisco and spent my early years walking the hills and beaches, exploring the parks and museums and sailing on San Francisco Bay, all the time absorbing the rich visual information which later became my paintings. I received my B.A. degree from San Francisco State University and an M.A. degree from San Jose State University. I taught Life Drawing and Advanced Painting at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and am currently painting full time in my Santa Cruz studio. I have had many one person shows as well as involvement in invitational and juried shows. My work can be seen at The Winfield Gallery in Carmel and on my website at barbaralawrenceart.com. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I can be reached by phone at 831 426 7259.