2100 Chateau Place
Raymore, MO 64083
Barbara Todd is an oil painter who also enjoys graphite drawings and dabbles in a little water color. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Peculiar in her child hood years. She and her husband now live in Raymore. She has two sons and two daughters in law. As a child growing up Barbara couldn’t wait to see the Sunday funny paper. She would look at the comics and other ads and then draw them. It was at those times she would dream of drawing and hopefully painting some day. She now has the joy of teaching a children’s art class once a week in her home. She completed Art Instruction School and studied under Harry Freedman, Bob Byerley, Jan Thompson and The Art Institute. She also had the enjoyment of working for Bob Byerley for six years as his director of the fine arts distribution center She has been the recipient of many awards in the past years at local art shows. Some of her accomplishments include painting a Kansas City Plaza scene for the “Peggy Carr Glass Co.” decorative plate’s collection and receiving various awards at a litany of art shows Commission works include a portrait of Mr. Lewis Cass - This hangs in the Court House in Cass County Harrisonville, MO., a painting of country music singer Clay Walker - this was auctioned off for his charity B.A.M. (Band Against Multiple Sclerosis) and many private Portrait commissions.