Livermore Art Association

Barbara is an IGMA Fellow (International Guild of Miniature Artisans) and a signature member of MPSGS (Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society), MAA (Miniature Artists of America) and the Hilliard Miniature Society. She teaches art classes for children and adults at the Bothwell Art Center in Livermore. She is available for demonstration and workshops. Check out her website at . Phone (925) 373-9638. E-Mail:

Barbara is a local Livermore artist specializing in miniature oil paintings, portraits (miniature & and full size) and figurative life drawing. Her charming landscapes, still lifes, animals and people are done in a very traditional, realistic style . Many of her drawings and paintings can be found at the LAA Gallery in the Carnegie building in (2155 3rd St., Livermore). In the beginning she worked mostly with pastels (18”x24”), watercolor and pen & ink but lately Barbara has been drawing on her Ipad! Several of her digital paintings are on display until May 8th at the Espresso Rosetta Café, Second Street, in downtown Livermore.

It is not as well-known that Barbara enjoys drawing from life and studying the human form. She enjoys it so much that she helps run the local figure drawing workshop every Friday morning. “Nothing sharpens your drawing skills better then drawing from life”. The drawing sessions are from 20 minutes to 5 hours long. The warm-up sessions in the figure workshop are called “Gestures”. The model poses for one and two minutes and then changes positions. Painting for more than forty years now, Barbara has mastered her technique and continues to seek new challenges. 

Mark Your Calendar--Upcoming LAA/PAL General Meetings

© Barbara Stanton

  • June 12, 2017 in Livermore: John Tinger, Batik Artist will demo and show types of batik from various countries where he studied. John will explore the ancient and contemporary art of batik. For thousands of years batik has employed a technique of wax resist and dye to create beautiful and unique patterns on cloth. Meeting will be at Bothwell Art Center, Livermore, 7:30 pm. 
  • July and August, 2017:  No meetings.

  • September, 2017: Date & details to be announced: LAA and PAL Potluck and Social 

  • October 9, 2017: Program in Pleasanton, details to be announced. 
  • November 13, 2017, Alex Anderson, ​ nationally known Quilter will be our guest in Livermore. She is a local quilter who designs quilts, fabric, writes books and also has a TV show.

© Barbara Stanton

© Barbara Stanton

Barbara Stanton

All General Meetings of PAL & LAA are intended for members of both groups, regardless of location! Come on, it's a short drive between Livermore and Pleasanton!  Meetings are free and open to the public.

© Barbara Stanton

LAA & PAL General Meeting
Monday, May 8, 2017,  7:30 pm
Cultural Arts Building, 4455 Black Ave., Pleasanton 

Guest Artist: Barbara Stanton
Digital Drawing with the iPad

On May 8th Barbara will be sharing and demonstrating Digital Drawing at the PAL/LAA General Meeting. She will be introducing the techniques she uses on her iPad with the app Procreate.