Barbara Kuebel was born and raised in Austria and earned two art degrees from the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna. She currently lives in Daphne. Keubel uses oil and pencil for her works on paper and on canvas; she also finds expression through print techniques such as woodcut. She is inspired by people and their interaction in groups. She creates impressions through figures in a simplified environment, offering visual scenarios shaped by spontaneous emotion, aggression, affection, isolation and social density. Kuebel's work is characterized by strong graphic elements resulting from pencil strokes which she sees as the most important carrier of visual information. She is not specifically interested in the description of the figure--rather, she sees gesture as the most important quality.