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Artist Barbara Petterson’s representational acrylic paintings feature panoramas of the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach areas of Delaware, local work boats, folks who work on or near the water, and her well-known “peoplescapes”.  Barbara's beautifully composed work features bright, crisp colors and rich textures.Barb hard at work!

She has a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in Fine Arts/Painting from American University, and additional course work at Baylor University, George Washington University and Gallaudet University.


Barbara was Art Instructor at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and was an Instructor of Art at Marjorie Webster Junior College, also in Washington, D.C.  Retired from teaching, she currently devotes most of her time to painting,


Barbara’s work is always on display at her Lewes studio, and visits there can be arranged by appointment by phoning (302) 645-6869. 


She has won numerous awards, and her paintings and ceramic sculptures appear in both private and corporate collections.  Selected pieces of Barbara's work can be seen at the Rehoboth Art League and AerieArt Gallery in Rehoboth Beach; the Lewes Yacht Club and the Savannah Inn in Lewes.  Online visit


Barb is also a member of Delaware by Hand: and is included in the Delaware Artist Roster:






Copyright 2015 Barbara Petterson (nee Fiock).  All Rights Reserved.