Barbara Todd

Barbara ToddThe seed of Barbara Todd's painting career was planted in childhood when she discovered illustration through the world of the "funnies" in the Sunday newspaper. It blossomed in Art Instructions School and then under the tutelage of Harry Freeman, Bob Byerley, Jan Thompson and continuing studies at KC Art Institute and Nelson Atkins Museum Painting class. She enjoyed a number of years as director of the fine arts distribution center for Bob Byerley and during that time, developed a strong reputation as a portrait artist in her own right. Barbara's work has been recognized in a number of juried shows, including an award for the "Peggy Karr Glass Co" decorative plate's collection. She has been commissioned for her remarkable portraitures including Mr. Lewis Cass, which hangs in the Cass County Courthouse in Harrisonville, Missouri, and a painting of country music singer Clay Walker, which fetched a great price at charity auction for B.A.M. (Band Against Multiple Sclerosis), and others too numerous to mention.  Barbara now lives and teaches painting in Raymore, Missouri. She enjoys a life of marriage of more than thirty years to Larry Todd, and parenting two sons and a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.


  • President, Lee's Summit Art Association
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Missouri Valley Impressionist Society

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Barbara J. Todd
2100 Chateau Place
Raymore, MO 64083