Barbara has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; a JD from the University of Texas; and an LLM from New York University.

She has studied fine arts at the National Academy of Design; the School of Visual Arts; the New York Academy; Cooper Union and the Silvermine School of Art.

Barbara is an invited member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the North East Watercolor Society (signature member), and the National Arts Club as an Exhibiting Member in New York, New York.  This summer Barbara was awarded best watercolorist at the Westport Arts Festival in Westport, Ct.