Artists Info - Barbara Seese - Tsuga Fine Art

Barbara Seese



Barbara Seese Koefod


International Watercolor Exhibit, Houston, TX: 2019
Edmonds Arts Festival: Juried Show, Edmonds, WA: 2007, 2018
Tsuga Gallery Summer Invitational Show, Bothell, WA: 2018
Eastside Association of Fine Arts Annual Exhibit: 2014,
2009: People’s Choice Award
2007: Dakota Art Supplies Award
2005: ADG Printing Award
Ryan James Fine Arts, Kirkland, WA: 1st Emerging Artists juried show: 2014
Northwest Watercolor Society: Annual Waterworks exhibit: 2013, 2012, 2009
Arts of Kenmore, Kenmore, WA: Annual juried show:
2007: Third Place, Painting
2006: Plywood Supply Award
2002: Best of Show; First Place, Painting
Cobblestone Gallery, Seattle: 2000
Penryn Gallery, Seattle: 1985

New Yorker Magazine, Published illustration: July 21, 1982
Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle: 1972

University of Washington, Seattle, WA: B.A., Communications: 1979
Seattle University, Seattle, WA: Teaching Certification, 1990


My watercolor portraits are of subjects whose faces and situations compel me. Rendered in a stylized realistic style, these portraits attempt to visually express harsh and inspiring life stories. Homeless people, “old soul” children and people in limbo are my typical studies. Watercolor can be subtle, stark and spontaneous. I use it to try to express human depth and complexity.