Barbara Hayden is a contemporary painter who loves to explore design, mood and color in her expressionist work. She paints both in oils and watercolor.
Raised in the mid-west she was surrounded by farms, nature, and family. Many of her paintings are inspired by those influences.
During warmer months you can find her outside painting "en plein air" (which is French for outside or fresh air painting). She loves to travel to other states to paint in plein air events and contests. Some of the states she has painted in are MO, AK, IL, WI, FL, IA, and Indiana. A goal of hers is to paint in all 50 states.
At these events she has placed and won numerous awards. Highlights include First Place at "Bluff Strokes," Dubuque, IA - First Place Milkwaukee Third Ward - and First Place at the West Bend Mutual Insurance event. Her work is in private and corporate collections throughout the country.
Her Faith, Family, and Friends are a source of encouragement and inspiration. She is married with three children and five grandchildren.