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Barbara is an internationally known calligrapher, designer, and instructor, with a studio located in Southern California. She has taught for several international lettering conferences and at many IAMPETH Conferences ( Having taught workshops and lectured in many US states and in Canada, Barbara thoroughly enjoys teaching and sharing.

Barbara designed the logo masthead for Somerset Studio Magazine and a calligraphic font cartridge for ProvoCraft’s Cricut machine entitled “The Calligraphy Collection.” Her work can be seen in both national magazines and private collections.

Looking at her work, her creative passion and the exhilaration of discovery is apparent with her artwork that combines calligraphy and mixed media. Her love of lettering and design continues to grow.

Barbara’s personal philosophy is “Follow Your Heart”.

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