Barbara Trzcinski is a modern realist painter. Her oil paintings depict people, flowers, and objects painted from life. Originally trained as an industrial designer, she was one of the first designers working for Gianfranco Zaccai in his Boston-based firm Design Continuum. Leaving Boston and the design world, Barbara pursued an education in fine art, earning a BFA in painting from the University of Illinois. Her training continued when she moved to San Diego and studied at the La Jolla Athenaeum under Ken and Stephanie Goldman, and Pat Kelly. Today, Barbara divides her time between her CA studio and her apartment in New York.