1. Be art happy !

Create Your Wow

​art & design by B. Foster

​​​​​​​​​​​Barbara Foster's artwork creates the "wow" factor whenever it is displayed.​​  From art fairs, commissioned works, restaurants, corporate offices, gallery exhibits to homes all over the United States, Barb brings that "wow" factor in her copyrighted original art.  

B. Foster is in Robin Ryan’s new book, Retirement Reinvention on pages 254-5. 

Barb was featured in  "5 ways to avoid becoming a failed retiree," an article by Robin Ryan in Yahoo news, Morningstar, Wall Street Journal, and MarketWatch.  

Most recently, Foster was mentioned in an article, "How To Market Your Retirement Reinvention" by Henry DeVries in Forbes magazine. 

The  "Fifty Shades of Blue" collection is her most popular.  Her slogan is "be art happy" and she is as colorful as her art.  Many have described her work as "fresh and innovative."   Foster uses mixed media for texture and color to empower positive energy to any space.  She experiments with color and texture and rarely uses a brush. Her current  art is done with a layered scraping process and uses random objects and no brushes at all.

She has been painting for over 35 years.  She grew up in Michigan and studied art at CCS- Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design in Detroit, MI after being awarded an art scholarship.  Later, Barbara graduated with a Bachelor's in Management Information Systems-Administration at the University of Michigan pursued her art and her IT career simultaneously until she retired from technology and started her company...Create Your Wow.  

As a full-time artist, Foster has brought her influences from all the places she has lived; Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and currently Washington.  Her artwork brings a bold pop of color and style just makes you happy.  She is creating "wow" by selling her work, exhibiting, teaching or volunteering. 

Brilliance in color is best achieved by using the giclee printing process.  Giclee prints are the closest thing to the original. Museum quality art printed on archival paper using the latest technology. Foster has her giclee printing meet the Archival Standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for pH and lightfastness.  The quality of her giclee prints are impressive and so close to the original.


Partial list of Foster's upcoming, current and past recognitions, events, and exhibits: ​

  • Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival (inside Timberland Bank), annually July in Gig Harbor, WA
  • Mentioned in Robin Ryan's new book, Retirement Reinvention.
  • Barb was featured in  "5 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Failed Retiree," an article by Robin Ryan in Yahoo news, Morningstar, Wall Street Journal, and MarketWatch. 
  • Foster was mentioned in an article, "How To Market Your Retirement Reinvention"  by Henry DeVries in Forbes magazine. 
  • Tacoma Art Museum one day exhibit 
  • Stadium Art, Wine and Beer Walk in September in Tacoma, WA 
  • Hilltop Artist's Arts Connect Garden Gather in Edgewood, WA
  • Volunteer at the LInden Grove assisted living center Art By Barb
  • Assists in visual or performing art program at the Gordon Family YMCA in Sumner
  • Blooming with the Boomers in Lynnwood, WA
  • ​Eisenart Innovations Gallery at TlaquePaque Village in Sedona, Arizona
  • Covington Smiles Dental building in Covington, WA
  • Covington City Hall Artist of the Month in Covington, WA
  • Gateway Art Galleria in Southfield, MI  
  • J Giodano Gallery in Plymouth, MI   
  • Cripps& Patrona Gallery in Rochester, MI 
  • Fairmont Art Gallery in Cleveland, OH  
  • Sincerely Yours Gallery in Gilbert, AZ  
  • Allyssa Gallery in Carefree, AZ ​
  • Featured in Arizona Sentinel and Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Trunk show artist and a vendor at Nordstrom in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Donated pieces for silent / live auctions at Art From The Heart and other charities 
  • Britt's Cafe in Detroit, MI
  • VCI Dating Services in Southfield, MI 
  • Center Line School District in Center Line, MI
  • Showcase Homes in Michigan worked with interior designers on model homes