"Ushered by a vision" oil on canvas

"Ushered by a vision" oil on canvas

"Evan" oil on canvas

Barbara McElheny

Local resident of Westfield, artist and Montessori teacher, Barbara McElheny has participated in various groups and solo shows in New York and New Jersey.  Her formal art training began with art sessions at the Brooklyn Museum and then onto earning a BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and an MS in Early/Elementary Education. Her experience studying art and teaching young children provides a rich foundation for viewing life through an inventive lens. Observing the creative pull and energy that young children direct themselves is fascinating for her to watch unfold.