Made in St. Louis: Landscape artist paints scenes to honor 250th anniversary …


Age • 63

Home • St. Louis

Family • Husband, Rob; three grown children: Trish, Byron and Ian

What she makes • Barbara is a landscape painter and artist. She’s the owner of Forrest Gallery. Her work can be seen online at and at Forrest Gallery, 1916 Park Avenue in Lafayette Square. To reach her, call 314-696-2909 or

Tell us about yourself. • I was born in St. Louis and graduated from Edwardsville High School. I always loved art but didn’t think it was a serious career choice. I got a degree in audiology, moved around from Texas to Canada to Oregon, taking art classes. After losing a job in 1996, I began selling my small landscapes of Oregon at

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