Barbara Fracchia, fine artist, born in Orange New Jersey, her father George Schwacha was a recognized painter in New Jersey. She moved to California’s Bay Area and studied fine art at the Academy of Art University and graduated with a MFA.
Her paintings are mostly figurative and landscapes. She painted plein air for many years and exhibited in local shows and galleries. Her figurative paintings have won awards and have been shown in American Art Collector and Fine Art Connoisseur.
Barbara belongs to Arata Fine Art Gallery in San Francisco and Pleiades Gallery in New York. Her club affiliations are Oil Painters of America, Allied Artists of American (elected member), Salmagundi Club and California Art Club.
Her colorful paintings of hills and landmarks in Northern California landscapes are predominately painted in a plein air style. Humorously composed themes of Barbara’s Fast Food and it’s Consumption are the main subjects of her figurative paintings. Bay Area and East Coast cityscapes is another popular subject appearing in her collection of paintings.
She lives with her husband and two pussycats who love to help out in her studio in Kensington, California.