Barbara Sinden Lewis has always drawn and painted, she started her professional life as an historian, and taught history for many years. When her youngest daughter went to school she decided to take her art more seriously, and, after doing a BTech Higher National in Art and Design at Basingstoke College of Technology, she went on to study painting at Winchester Art School. Once she and her family moved to Pembrokeshire in 2003 she began working on her own practice.
There are currently two strands to her work: one abstract and the other semi-abstract. She draws inspiration from machinery of various types, especially bicycles, and from the Pembrokeshire landscape, this can be seen in her semi abstract work, where her continued approach to the landscape is explored through line, shape and colour.
Her influences include Pierre Bonnard, Richard Diebenkorn, Sean Scully and Giorgio Morandi.