Barbara Lefort has been living and working in the Midcoast region of Maine since 1971. She was raised in western New York and while attending school she majored in art, focusing on drawing and design.
Her goal was to become a professional artist and she was accepted to attend the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Unfortunately, she was unable to attend but her love for fine art never faded. She married, raised four sons and continued to reach for the goal of capturing the beauty of creation either through drawing or photography.
In recent years her focus shifted to improving her photography skills. Her inspiration comes from acknowledging the moments that can only be captured once and a love for the natural beauty that surrounds us every day. Barbara is currently a member of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation and NAPP, Five Rivers Arts Alliance and the United Maine craftsmen Association. Her juried work has been displayed in galleries and various shows throughout the state.