Giant Clam and Friend
20 x 30 inches

Surprise Encounter
15 x 28 inches

Barbara Gandin Littenberg

Barbara was born, raised and educated in New York City, obtaining her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Science. Her husband Richard’s work took them to California, and then Hawaii. In 1990 they founded The Medical Foundation for the Study of the Environment. In 1997 they acquired the research vessel SEARCHER in order to focus on Oceanographic research, for which Barbara serves as Projects Coordinator.

While on an expedition trip to Antarctica a Scientific Illustrator aboard offered classes in watercolor. Although always an admirer of the medium, Barbara had no applied art experience, but was hooked. She will always consider herself a student, as there are endless approaches to using watercolor. She has had pieces accepted to the Windward Artist Guild’s members & juried shows, Hawaii Watercolor Society members & juried shows, Asia Pacific Arts Consortium juried Show, Da Kine Local Perspectives juried show, and exhibited at Che Pasta, Oeno’s, Honolulu Country Club, Cactus Restaurant, Bethel Union, The Gallery on the Pali , Honolulu Hale, Ho’omaluhia Invitational and Punahou Carnival.

Her paintings have won several awards and have been purchased by private collectors.

Her husband and their 2 sons, daughter and grandchildren all reside in Hawaii. For more information she can be contacted at