My Biography/Resume


Barbara Perrotti  

is a professional artist and teacher residing in Florida. She was born in Ohio and moved to Connecticut where she attended formal drawing lessons at a very early age...

Once married her husband sent her to  the Paier School of Art for five years …Perrotti furthered her Art studies  with Robert Brackman at the Madison Art School in Ct. 

She draws inspiration from the past through the many workshops she has taken with such notables as Greg Kreutz, Morgan Samuel Price, Lois Griffell and Burt Silverman.

Through these masters she feels firmly connected with the past and has been inspired by the works of Sargeant, Potthast, Twachtman, Monet and Henri.

A trip west in '06 provided a sense of new direction.  At the encouragement of her husband  she completed 17 paintings en route.  

“I feel so privileged for this opportunity to paint at leisure and to study the different climates of color and the richness of subject matter  right here in our United States”.

Ms. Perrotti is a realist by choice and has enjoyed a career in both Portraiture and Landscape.  Her focus is in impressionism with  the addition of  line- an abstract element

that sets her apart from other painters.  She specializes in oil and pastel.  She has lived in many states-- “ traveling is a big part of my life – I love being on the go.

I think that is why I have adapted so well to Plein Air... it is everything that I need as an artist, it provides challenge, variety of subject matter and a study of atmospheric

conditions that cannot be obtained through a photograph.  Too,  it has provided me with the opportunity to further my study of people  and how they live. 

As an artist I am dedicated to recording all that I see to pass on for the sake of  future generations “


Selected Honors

Who's Who in American Art (on going for the past 15 years)

Art League of Daytona – Presidency (3 years) beginning in 1980

Art League of Daytona – Various Awards thru the Years

Independent Artist Development Grant, Volusia County 2006

Proclamation presented by Mayor Fred Costello to ECPA (founder B. Perrotti ) & Joyce Ebbetts


Public Collections

Doan College, Rall Gallery,Nebraska,  Portrait of  Bill Rall

Walt Disney World, Epcot (commissioned painting now in permanent collection)

Museum of Arts & Sciences, Root Wing, Portrait of Chapman Root, Daytona Beach, FL.

National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, GA.  Portait of the Cold War Soldier 

Joe Corporation, Port St. Joe, FL. (Area Plein Air Paintings)

Casements Cultural Center, “Dining on the Marsh” PA Painted Chairs by B. Perrotti

Homewood Suites by Hilton (Plein Air Painting)

Halifax Health Care, Portrait, Unveiling Date TBA


Selected Invitational & Juried Exhibits

St. Augustine Village, Mary Dow Gallery,  Opening Celebration One Woman Show

Mill Gallery, Sante Fe, NM ...small works show- juried

57 Treasury, St. Augustine, Fl. 2002 and 2003 – Invited Artist

Anette Howell Turner Ctr. for the Arts, Valdosta, GA. “Romancing the Landscape” One Woman Show

Cedar Key National Juried Show, Cedar Key , Fl.

American Impressionist Society (two shows – Vero, Fl. And New Mexico)

Matheson Museum, Painted History of Alachua County “Marjorie Kinnen Rawlings Car”

Sun Bank Exc. Offices, Gainesvile, Fl. “Florida on my Mind” ,(Invitational Group Show)

Melrose Gallery “3 Squared” Three Person Show -  Avant,  Barton and Perrotti

Bethune Cookman Performing Arts Center, Opening Exhibition, Group Show -NMWin the Arts

Thomas Center,  Game Day, Gainesville, FL, Painting of “Big Al” Nesser of the Columbus Panhandles

Church Alley Gallery, Easton, MD. (Selected Plein Air Paintings) One Women Show

Cedar Key Art Center “Color of the Day”  One Woman Show

Musuem of Fl., DeLand, Fl.   Art, Equis IV-Celebrating the Art of the Horse

Museum of Fl. Art,  DeLand, FL. Chrome & Leather VI, On the Road of Good & Evil 2009

World Tour of Contemporary Artists “Far and Near Horizons” (2008-2009)

Comma Gallery, Orlando, FL. Everlansting Landscapes, Ortega- Perrotti (two person show)

Cedar Key Art Center, One Woman Show – Feb. 5, 2011


Selected Plein Air Events

AAONF (series of paint outs in Alachua County over 5 years)

MCA Florida Horse Trial Plein Air Invitational 2005

Epcot Int. Flower and Garden Fest, Splendor in the Garden (1 year- 4 artists) 2006

Paint the Town St. Petersburg Ann. Competition and Sale, 2007

The Forgotten Coast , Florida Pan Handle -Port St. Joe to Apalachiacola  (2 years)

Ogden Utah, One Day  Annual Plein Air Event and Exhibit

Plein Air Easton – Paint Out and Exhibit 2007

Wekiva Paint Out and Exhibit (3 years)

Crescent Beach Paint Out and Exhibit (3years)

Painting the Region, Jacksonville 2010

Evinston Paint Out and Exhibit 2010

Canaveral National Seashore (coming in Nov.. 2010)

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Florida (ongoing 7 years)


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