Barbara is an oil
and pastel artist. She graduated with a BFA from Douglass College,
Rutgers University in 1963. Her major field was Studio Art and
her minor fields were Art Education and American Literature.
After moving to Maine she continued to take painting classes
at MECA in Portland. She now paints and teaches others to paint.
Barbara lives in Waterford, Maine, with her husband. She shows
her work throughout the state and has won numerous awards. She
has studied with the master pastelist Albert Handell and has
mentored with him for one year. She has also studied with Michael
Ranucci of Auburn, Maine.
Please visit Barbara's
website at http://www.barbaratraficonte.com
"Buttercups and Flags" - pastel on Wallis
"Getting to the Top" - pastel on UArt