Barbara Ploner was born in 1946 in Dundee Natal.
She matriculated in Art and is a self-taught South African 20th Century artist. Her style is unique and semi-impressionistic. She has been a professional painter since the age of 25.
She has participated in several national and group exhibitions. Her art is found in many private and corporate collections locally and abroad.
She has a particular love of painting South African landscapes and seascapes, with emphasis on dramatic skies and moods. Her medium of choice is oils with an individualistic choice of color usage.
She expresses her feelings for our country and its people as is evident in her paintings of peoples of different cultures and wildlife interpretations, reflecting the love of the South African heritage.