In her paintings, Barbara depicts her country, with different colours and designs representing variations in the landscape. She mainly uses acrylic on linen and screen printing.
Her bold command of large scale works saw her receive the prestigious General Painting Award at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (Telstra Prize) in 2012.
She has collections in the Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank, Corrigan Collection, the National Gallery of Australia and in the W&V McGeough Collection.
Barbara grew up in Tea Tree in the Northern Territory, and moved to Amata to live with her husband. She is also an Aboriginal Senior Health Worker for Nganampa Heath, working in a full time position at Amata Clinic.
Barbara began to paint at Tjala Arts (formerly Minymaku Arts) in 2003, and is committed to her painting practice at Tjala Arts on a daily basis.