She received her B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1975 with majors in Sociology and Political Science. Minor area of interest and study was International Law.
Barbara began a career in college publishing with McGraw-Hill, in August 1975, and worked with 3 other companies in the industry for almost 9 years. She attended the Corcoran School of Art and Maryland Hall for the Arts, studying printmaking, drawing and painting during that time. Her emphasis was on oil painting, printmaking and serigraphy.
Hughes traveled extensively in England, France, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal, Jamaica, Mexico and throughout the continental US. Many of the places she experienced during her travels have made their way into her paintings.
Barbara has one glorious son and is married to highly talented, fellow-artist Jack Hughes. They spend their winters in Florida and summers in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, in a cabin Jack and their son built. She’s spent her life chasing sunsets and discovering color.
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