Semi-realistic landscape artist Barbara DeMott holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Cultural Anthropology, from Columbia University in New York City. She has taught Art history and Cultural Anthropology for over 25 years at universities across Canada and the USA. Only after retirement from teaching, she has been able to focus on her own paintings.
Through her oil and watercolour landscapes, DeMott conveys her deep love and respect for nature and the spiritual sustenance it provides her.
DeMott signs her art with her Chinese name, Baolan, or Precious Orchid, given to her by her Chinese brush painting teacher many years ago.