Babbie's artistic interests began with her fascination with the outdoors as a child in New Jersey and early visits to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she encountered the work of de Kooning and Kandinsky.


During her years at the San Francisco Art Institute, she began experimenting, using rhythm and movement in the abstract rendering of natural forms which came about as an extension of her passion for music. Her mentor was a painting professor at SFAI, Julius Hatofsky, a great influence and supporter, they remained friends until his death in 2003. Other influences have been Joan Mitchell, Richard Diebenkorn, and Cecily Brown.

Burrows lived and painted in the San Francisco Bay area for 20 years before moving to Bozeman, Montana, in search of a broader landscape and more space. Since that time, her primary inspiration has been rivers, rocks, logjams, boulder fields, mountains and the forces that shaped them.

Burrows' paintings have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in California and Montana. In addition to private residences, her work is in corporate collections in California, including Hewlett Packard and Merrill Lynch, and the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, Mt.


2008-2009, MFA Program in Visual Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts

1986 BFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute

Gallery Representation



Creighton Block Gallery, Big Sky, Montana

Ecce Gallery, Bozeman, MT



Montana —Creighton Block, Big Sky, MT; Red Raven Art Gallery, Big Sky, MT; Botanica Fine Art, Bozeman, MT; Shack Up Design Studio, Bozeman, MT; Art in Montana, Ennis, MT; Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT

San Francisco Bay Area — San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery; Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts; Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach

Selected Collections

Merrill Lynch, Santa Barbara, California

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, Montana

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Menlo Park, California

Botto Law Group, San Francisco, California

Mercury Capital Corporation, Palo Alto, California

James Marzo Design, San Francisco, California

Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl, Young, San Francisco, California

Hinshaw and Culbertson, San Francisco, California

Selected Solo Exhibitions 

New Paintings, Ecce Gallery, Bozeman, Montana

Recent Paintings, Big Sky Town Center, Big Sky, Montana

New Paintings, Shack up Design Studio, Bozeman, Montana

River Paintings, Botanica Fine Art, Bozeman, Montana

New Work on Paper, Gallery 41, Sausalito, California

Civic Sights, Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California

Paintings, Hewlett-Packard World Headquarters Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions 

Three Abstract Painters, Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana

Keeping the Wild in the West, Royce Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Julius Hatofsky and Fellow Painters, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

Yerba Buena Gardens Gallery Walk, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

Homage, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA) and Center for Visual Arts, Oakland, California

12 Painters in a White Space, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California

On the Waterfront: 12 Women Artists of Hunter’s Point Shipyard, Kennedy Gallery, San Francisco, California


Babbie is a painter of abstract imagery inspired by the forms and energy of the natural environment. 

Get in touch with Babbie regarding her artwork, she would be delighted to hear from you.