Welcome to the online gallery of Barbara Banthien, Northern California painter of birds, wolves, and other animals. These paintings give the viewer the opportunity to become intimate with the beautiful creatures we so often glimpse only briefly.
Barbara creates not just a detailed rendering of a bird, but a work of art that captures a moment in time in the life of a being she knows and cares for deeply.
Throughout the site the artist shares her insights on her subject matter and the process of painting.
All images on this website are copyright Barbara Banthien.