Barb studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned certification in both Drawing and Painting. (She has an undergraduate degree in Art from CCNY.)
Ross has exhibited in Chicago at the Merchandise Mart, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. Four of her larger acrylic paintings are permanently hung in the lobby of One Arlington Plaza, Arlington Heights, IL. North Light Books published one of her collage paintings in the 2014 publication of Incite 2 Color Passions the Best of Mixed Media. Her painting was selected as a winner in the AcrylicWorks7 competition, which was published in October 2020. Her painting was recently chosen to be in the 11th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters International Exhibition in 2020. She was chosen by the Birmingham Public Library in Michigan to participate in a project called “Zip Us Up!” in 2021-2022.