Barbara Bodin's has been working as a draftsman and painter for over 50 years. Her work focuses on landscapes and figures. She trained at SUNY Plattsburgh (undergraduate), Cleveland Institute of Art and Kent State (graduate). Over the span of her career she has participated in many exhibitions both juried and invitational.
She settled in Rhode Island and subsequently received a Masters Degree in Education from Rhode Island College. In Rhode Island she was a member of Hera Gallery.
In 2001 she relocated to Martha's Vineyard where she taught until her retirement in 2011. She now works full time on her artwork.
The style of her figurative paintings is perceptual realism; catching a story of a person through paint. Her landscape paintings are painterly and full of motion.
She currently lives in Vineyard Haven, tends an ever growing garden with help from her two cats, Bob and Mabel.