A fourth generation Texan from Luling, Barbara Zoeller attended Texas State University earning a degree in education. She taught middle school and worked in a library in the Dallas region while raising two children with her husband of 60 years, Frank. After taking watercolor lessons, she fell in love with the medium in 1980. Her original watercolor painting, “Caribbean Color”, is inspired by a photograph from a trip to the Virgin Gorda Baths, She meticulously sketched the scene and used a technique called broken light to capture the vivid colors of the shimmering sunlight reflection unique to the Caribbean, At age 84, Barbara is a member of the Art Group at Highland Springs, where her work is often displayed throughout the campus.
In 2015, Barbara entered "Caribbean Color" in LeadingEdge Texas 2015 ArtsInspire Contest. Barbara earned 2nd place in watercolor. As result, her work was displayed with other competition winners at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Barbara was invited to the awards reception on My 16 at the LeadingEdge Texas Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Austin.
2015 ARTSINSPIRE SECOND PLACE
Rock and Rills
Watercolor - based on a photo of river in Colorado
Watercolor - broken light technique to capture the shimmering sunlight of the Caribbean.