Barbara Applegate was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Some of her earliest memories include visiting the studios of artists living and painting along the Delaware River, which lead her to be influenced by the Bucks’s County painters: Daniel Garber, Edward W. Redfield, and Walter Schofield. Applegate’s paintings capture ordinary moments in the day, filling them with light.
Over the years she has received numerous awards including Gold Medals from The Salmagundi Club, the Knickerbocker Artists and the American Artists Professional League, New York.
Currently, Applegate lives in Thomaston, Maine. She travels throughout the U.S. and Europe painting scenes of everyday life. Believing that a painting should remain an open work, she provides just enough detail to entice the viewer to participate in the completion of the painting.
A graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Applegate is included in the collections of the University of Pennsylvania; Dickinson College, Aztec Printing, New York; Echo Bay Mines, Colorado; MBNA America, Delaware; as well as many other private and corporate collections. Her first series of prints were released by the New York Graphic Society in the spring of 2002.