Women's Club of Milton 2020
Selects Holiday House Tour Artist
The Women's Club of Milton had selected Barbara Coffin’s miniature oil painting “Winter Visitor” for the cover of its 2020 Holiday House Tour book. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the WCOM will postpone its 2020 Holiday House Tour to December, 2021. As a result, we will not be publishing a 2020 book.
The painting was chosen by the Holiday House Tour Committee members during the 2019 Holly Days Show held by the Milton Arts Guild at the Studios on Walnut in Milton. The Milton Arts Guild has been an integral partner with the annual Holiday House Tour, and the studio has been included on the tour for the past five years.
Barbara grew up in a large family that loved Washington, DC parks, museums, gardens, and zoos, Barbara has been drawing, painting, and carving nature her entire life. She studied at the Corcoran Art School and graduated from the University of Maryland. Barbara retired from teaching art after 32 years but her real love was mentoring young aspiring teachers.
Over the years, Barbara won many awards. Her first, as a student, was having her painting appear on the cover of the Washington Post Newspaper. She later was awarded the Maryland Outstanding Art Educator Award. She recently won a First Place Award from the DelTech Senior Art Show, and a First Place Award from the Milton Art Guild. Barbara retired to beautiful Milton with her husband Denny Coffin who is a photographer, a poet, and a golfer.
Always a painter, Barbara discovered bird carving since joining the Mispillion River carvers 13 years ago. “ Living in the Atlantic
Flyway is fantastic for bird watchers and especially for me because I never run out of ideas for my art…..my latest carving is a little Kinglet, thanks to a photo my neighbor took of the little bird who flew to her window.”
In addition to featuring Barbara Coffin's artwork, artists from prior years have graciously given permission to use their artwork for an upcoming WCOM fundraiser. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Anne Buck, Cathy Rose, Ginny Barny, Carol Yost, Barbara Coffin, and The Milton Art Guild for supporting the WCOM in its fundraising efforts.