Barbara was born in New York City and attended the High-School of Music and Art. She attended Bard and Hunter Colleges where she received her B.A. in Painting. She received her M.F.A. from New York University and her M.S. from Tri-state College of Acupuncture.
Barbara began her design career in Peter Max’s studio painting animation boards and Mr. Max’s canvases. She later applied her visual skills to theater and film working on Broadway, Off Broadway, in regional theater, garnering Ace Award recognition for her work for HBO.
Barbara is now a practicing acupuncturist in Mamaroneck, NY and New York City. Throughout her design and medical career she has continued to work on her art, showing at galleries in New York and Connecticut in both solo and group shows.
Her studio is in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
John Wellington was born in Santa Monica, California, and raised in Greenwich Village in New York City where he still resides. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA at The New York Academy of Art. His paintings have been in exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Paris. He has also shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and The Arnot Museum in New York.
John Wellington teaches Old Master techniques of painting at both the Graduate program of the New York Academy of Art where he is an Adjunct Professor and at his studio in Manhattan.