Size: 22"W x 15"H x 0.02"D
Year Created: 2016
This painting was from an image I took in Vallo di Nera in the Umbrian region of Italy. I wanted to paint it because it reminded me of all the passages of streets and stairs in the hill towns we visited. I love the feeling of being led up or down the stairs to the mystery beyond.
Barbara Todd was born in Wisconsin and attended college there and in Syracuse, New York. After graduate school, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue a career in finance. Throughout her professional career, she was invariably involved in some creative endeavor to balance her analytical side, including theater, ballroom dance and art. In 2004, Barbara decided to leave the finance industry to pursue her artistic side. She earned a degree in Multimedia Art and Technology and is now a freelance web designer as well as a traditional artist. She has studied with various San Francisco Bay Area artists including Julie Andrews, Joyce Faulknor, Guy Magallanes, Kay Carney and Stewart Givot, and continues to take classes to further her art education.