Barbara Tapp

BARBARA TAPP

Illustrator/Artist

I currently divide my time as an architectural illustrator and watercolor painter. Architectural drawing requires accuracy and discipline while painting is my chance to dispense with reality and let go.

My watercolors are freedom to experiment with ideas, techniques and emotions. This is a wonderful creative time of my life. 

I graduated in Interior Design, Sydney Australia in 1975 and have worked as a graphic artist at Taronga Zoo, the illustrator of the Karen Brown Travel Guides, a scientific and medical illustrator, and currently as an architectural illustrator and sketch artist for the building and real estate industry in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Upcoming

- Exhibition, California Art Club Reflections in Water,
St Mary's College Museum Moraga Ca

- Exhibition, The Bathers Pavilion, Sydney, Australia

June 5 - Aug 28 2016

Sept-Oct 2016

News:

- Exhibition, California Art Club Reflections in Water,
St Mary's College Museum Moraga Ca

June 5 - Aug 28 2016

Publications:

- International Artist Magazine
- Karen Brown Travel Guides, Illustrator
- Making Your Home Child Safe Book, Sunset Magazine

2013
1983 - 2009
1990
Exhibitions:

- California Watercolor Society 47th National Exhibition
- Randy Higbee Gallery 6x6
- Solo Exhibition, The Bathers Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
- Solo Show, Neilson Arts, Berkeley
- Randy Higbee Gallery 6x6
- California Watercolor Society 43rd National Exhibition
- CWS John Muir Exhibition

2016
2015
2014
2014
2014
2012
1977-1978

Awards:

- 3rd place overall, San Clemente Plein Air Paint Out
- Honorable Mention, San Clemente Plein Air Paint Out
- Best In Show. Forgotten Coast Shelter Cove CA Plein Air Event
- Honorable Mention, Quick Draw, Forgotten Coast Shelter Cove CA
- Architectural Award, San Rafael, CA Plein Air
- Finalist, The Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition
- Abstract Challenge Finalist, International Artist Magazine

2015
2015
2015
2015
2015
2013
2012

Sketching perspective of Nob Hill San Francisco   Top of the Mark San Francisco
Barbara Tapp Illustrations
12 Marchant Court, Kensington CA 94707 USA
Orders: Email dieselbt@aol.com
Ph: (510) 527 7830
© Barbara Tapp Illustrations 2006