Barbara Fuller knew that she wanted to be an artist when as a child, she was handed her first tin of watercolors with its own brush, by her favorite aunt who was an art teacher. After her graduation from Pratt Institute, she worked as a textile designer in New York City. Marriage, children, and a move to New Jersey curtailed time for painting. Then, after her children had grown she became part owner of a needlework shop in Millburn, NJ. She designed and painted the canvases for the shop’s private clientele. After ten years the shop was sold and Barbara returned to painting, concentrating on watercolor as her medium of choice. Before Barbara moved to Florida, she studied with various well known New Jersey artists, in particular, Roberta Carter Clark, a nationally known, award winning, portrait artist. After her move to AmeliaIsland, Barbara continued her studies with well known artists, who broadened her ability to paint in various mediums. Painting in oils has become a new interest. Barbara joined the Island Art Association in 1995 and became active in the Art Association, serving as President and as a Board member. She also joined and became active in the Jacksonville Watercolor Society. Recently she was accepted into the prestigious, Women Painters of the Southeast. She has won numerous awards in the Jacksonville Watercolor Society shows and in many of the Island Art Association Nouveau Art exhibits. Her work is represented in corporate collections and private homes here, across the country, and abroad.