Barbara Serry is a self-taught artist based in the Pacific Northwest.  In 2015, she traveled to Tulum, Mexico to attend a yoga retreat and reconnected with her passion for painting.  She had her first solo show at a local cafe, which sold out thanks to many supportive co-workers, friends, and family.  She soon joined an artist collective and exhibited more work.  After becoming a mother, she stayed home to care for her son and continue painting.


Now, a mom of two, she continues to be inspired by nature, cities, and home life.  Her current work explores identity, motherhood, relationships, grief, and nature.   She uses different mediums to create layered pieces with primarily acrylic paint, soft pastel, and ink.  

"It takes courage to be a painter. I always felt I walked on the edge of a knife.  On this knife I might fall off on either side, but I would walk it again. So what, what if I do fall off?  I'd rather be doing something I really wanted to do to."

Georgia O'Keefe

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Meet Me in Tulum

June 2015

Solo Exhibit - Tacoma
Bostwick Tully's

Featured Artist

February 2016

Solo Exhibit - Tacoma
253 Collective

Wild Love

March 2017

Solo Exhibit - Tacoma
253 Collective


June 2017

With Arlene Towne - Sumner
Craft 19 Espresso & Creperie

Art Wine Walk

August 2017

Tacoma Live Painting