About Barbara McFarland

Barbara is an artist from Northern Wisconsin whose work reflects a lifetime of being influenced by world cultures and the natural surroundings of the Northwoods. Her art portrays experiences from both subjects.

She has been passionate about being an artist since childhood, and has continued to study multiple art mediums throughout her career. Barbara has won awards in national juried competitions while also participating in international one-woman shows as well as many group exhibitions. Her work may be found in numerous corporate and private collections.


National Juried Exhibitions

Arrowhead Exhibit, Tweed Gallery, Duluth MN

Northern National Juried Art Exhibit, Rhinelander WI

Louisiana Watercolor National Juried Exhibit

St. John’s Center, Milwaukee WI

One, Two, and Three Person Shows

First National Bank, Park Falls WI

Wood County National Bank, Wisconsin Rapids WI

Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff WI

Eva Wilkin Gallery, Nevis West Indies

Nicolet College, Rhinelander WI

Marshfield Clinic, Minocqua WI

The Knickerbocker Gallery, Milwaukee WI

Other Exhibitions

Northeastern Illinois Regional Exhibition

Wisconsin Regional Art Exhibition

Food For Thought Juried Art Exhibition, Wausau WI

Sand Lake Festival of the Arts

Eagle River Festival of the Arts

Northland College, Ashland WI

New Visions Gallery, Marshfield WI

Vilas County Business Incubator

Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff WI

CBAC Spring Run-Off Exhibition, Washburn WI

Published Works

Watercolor Fun and Free by Karlyn Holman

Searching for the Artist Within by Karlyn Holman

Watercolor, the Spirit of Spontaneity by Karlyn Holman

Art Workshops / Instructors

Barbara has Taught Workshops in Switzerland, France, the Caribbean, and the United States.

Judi Betts

Milford Zornes

Nita Engle

Alex Powers

S.M.Thomasita Fetzer

Zoltan Zsabo

Jim Pollard

Carol Barnes

Jonathan Talbot

Betty Lynch

Gerald Brommer

Glen Bradshaw

Fran Larson

Skip Lawrence

Frank Webb

Don Andrews

Al Brouillette

Carrie Burns Brown

Robert Burridge

Lee Weiss

Louise Cadillac

Maxine Masterfield

School Affiliations

Nicolet College
Northland College
University of Wisconsin