Barbara Jenkins is a versatile artist who is well known for her realistic works in pastel. However, more recently, Barbara’s abstract pieces have become her principal focus as she experiments with materials such as oil sticks, silver leaf, powdered carbon, cold wax, and collage. Her abstract work reflects inspiration from American abstract artists such as Morris Louis, Mark Rothko, and Emily Mason but always stays true to the development of her artwork, to the expression of her own artistic voice.
Having completed her formal education with a Master’s Degree in Art, Barbara began teaching art at Central Connecticut State University, as well as presenting many art courses through various art associations. She worked as Assistant Curator at the La Jolla Art Center and as a staff member at the New Britain Museum of American Art, acting as a facilitator to others appreciation of art.