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Barbara was born in Syracuse, New York. In 1976, she moved away from Ithaca New York, with her family, and became an Army family. They moved around the states every 3 years or so. Before that, meeting different people, and cultures wasn't the norm. After graduating in Alaska, Ms Summers joined the Air Force. While stationed in the United Kingdom, she fell victim to a life altering accident. She feels that maybe that's why the accident happened to pursue art. Barbara lived in San Antonio, Texas after the Air Force. Art has always been a passion to her.

She's great in capturing mother natures color, form, life, and beauties. Art has surrounded her. She gets excited with strong characters, get lost in paths, and peaceful moments. Scratch boards wasn't used until, after studying for her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She was shown in the San Antonio Art League Museum in 2007. Ms Summers also showed in juried shows in college. She has also done many commission pieces of homes, animals, and portraits. She also love sculpture. She has shown forms in wood, ceramics, and carved cement. A woodworking piece, a swashbuckler, was shown in a Wood Craft Magazine. She also won 3rd place in the Wood Craft Store for her carved cougar. Barbara became a member of the Alamo Wood Carvers Guild, and the Texas Wood Carvers Guild. In 2007, the Texas Wood Carvers Guild Juried Show, she received a "Merit Award" for one of her dragons, plus all the others received ribbons. In 2008 she received Best in Novice for her very happy turtle, plus the others received ribbons.

In 2008-2009 Barbara was one of the few in the Dallas, New York & Las Vegas Art Expo. There she showed a sampling of birds, paths and waterfalls. After signing for the Dallas show, she was contacted by the Art Exchange wanted her artwork in their first book of artist they represent. This Coffee Table Book, is titled "Simply the Best".

Recently she moved from San Antonio to Buford. That's just north of Atlanta. Loving the new surroundings, leaves and other new sites will be shown in the new carvings and scratchboards. Metal work has also peaked her interest, so there could be metal sculptures in her future.

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Prints are available for all images shown.