Learning to fly was the catalyst for Barbara Page's career as an artist. It gave her a point of view. After earning her pilot's license, she took up painting and received her MFA from Cornell university in 1975. Her watercolors, oils, and mixed media works have been exhibited widely and are included in numerous corporate collections.
Page has a strong interest in natural history. In 2003 "Rock of Ages, Sands of Time," her series of 544 bas-relief paintings depicting the history of life was permanently installed in the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY. A book with the same title, published by The University of Chicago Press, contains color plates of the entire project. She recently completed commissions for a pedestrian bridge and a mural at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Page is represented by The Oxford Gallery in Rochester, NY and Corners Gallery in Ithaca, NY. Her work is included in the Viewing Program of the Drawing Center in New York City. She is an artist member of The Center for Book Arts, also in New York City, where her "Book Marks" project was on display in 2011.
She is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and recently completed an artist residency at The Golden Foundation. Her studio is in Trumansburg, NY.