Barbara Flunker, Painter - St. Louis
The water, beaches and land of the U.S. and the Caribbean have always enriched my spirit and being.  Martha's Vineyard, Monhegan, the Outer Banks, Boca Grande, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, wherever, whenever, always enhancing my soul, my life.  The sights, sounds, energy and beauty of the sea and the world are what I wish to share with you.

As a child, I was always drawing, sketching, coloring, painting, and playing in the sand.  When furthering my education at Harris Teachers College, painting and ceramics were included in my coursework.  While teaching elementary school, obtaining my masters in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and starting my family, a lot of my personal art work was set aside.

A few years ago, I took two painting courses at Meremac Community College.  I also started drawing with craypas at Boca Grande, Taos, and other locations and upon returning to St. Louis would paint from those sketches.  Currently working at a garden center, the plant material, displays and encouragement of my co-workers engage my spirit.

With a great deal of interest and support in my paintings by family, friends, designers and gallery owners I know that I must follow the direction being presented and step through all the open doors.  Using brushes, pallet knife, thick oils, acrylics, spatulas, my fingers, glue, sand, glass, the color and energy flows. With all of this energy surrounding me, many positive things are happening.

Barb can be reached at 314.991.8783 and