P.O. Box 1085, Hampton, NH 03842
Barbara London is a musician, artist, writer, and educator. Her long career in the arts has involved leading her own jazz groups (on flute, piano, vocals), exhibiting her watercolor paintings, composing and producing recordings for her wild aster label, and writing workbooks and poetry. Barbara’s credits include three NEA jazz performance grants, the Newport Jazz Festival in NYC, the Women’s Jazz Festival in Kansas City, an art show at the United Nations, and performances across the country and abroad. She became the first female chair at Berklee College of Music in 1994.
As an artist, Barbara has enjoyed designing and drawing since childhood. She has a studio at the Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford, NH, where she displays her framed watercolors, cards, and CD’s. As with her musical composition, she draws from a variety of thematic material. Recurring subjects include: fauna and flora, semi-abstract paintings of musicians often in primary colors, water scenes, blue-grey winter landscapes, abstract dreamscapes, and whimsical illustrations of her favorite animal, the pig. She has recently been featured in solo exhibitions in Maine and NH as well as juried group shows. Her watercolors are in private collections in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, Colorado, and Florida.