Barbara Kay Herring is a Chicago based artist, living in the Lakeview/Wrigleyville area. She received most of her training at the Drawing Workshop (formerly located in the historic Tree Studios) and the Palette and Chisel Academy of Art. as well as participating in independent workshops.
Barbara is currently a member of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Art, the Plein Air Painters Chicago (PAPC) and Urban Sketchers of Chicago. She paints and sketches on site, as well as in her studio. Working primarily in oils, she also enjoys the versatility of working with watercolor, pens and cold wax. Her goal is to capture the energy of a site, highlighting light/dark contrast and composition. She likes to tackle the less scenic areas of the city, such as a construction site or an alley.
Barbara considers herself on a lifelong journey of artistic experimentation, learning and growth.