Capital Arts
Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm
Saturday 1pm-4pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm
1203 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Barbara Niekamp

Barbara Niekamp

As a child of six years, Barbara decided to become an artist.  Mostly self-taught, through many years of study, she is now realizing that dream.  She paints a wide variety of subjects, including portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and murals.

In her portraits, she portrays a glimpse of the subject’s personality in a realistic manner.  She enjoys painting people of all ages, as well as pets.  She especially enjoys doing portraits of children, capturing the energy and innocence that is as fleeting as time itself.

Inspired by nature, her landscape paintings capture the light and mood of a special moment in time, when the elements come together to create a lively and dramatic scene.

Capturing the beautiful yet transient blooms of flowers, or perhaps the lush freshness of fruit are themes of her still life paintings.

She has enjoyed completing commissioned works, and seeing the enjoyment of the owners at the unveiling of their very own painting.  Her original works and reproductions are included in several private collections.

In addition, she also has painted fine art murals.  Some of the murals are in local churches, and she enjoys painting inspirational works, as seeing the beauty God has created in the world inspires her to paint, and reminds her to “begin again” each new day.

Barbara has recently expanded her repertoire into 3 dimensional art: chainsaw sculpture.  She creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind wood carvings that can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors in the yard and garden.

“But I will call this to mind,
as my reason to have hope:
The favors of the Lord are not exhausted,
his mercies are not spent;
They are renewed each morning,
so great is his faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3:21-23 (NAB)


Capital Arts Current Gallery

Missouri Arts Council
Jefferson City Parks and Recreation
Hawthorn Bank