Barbara Varos, November Artist of the Month at the Southington Library and Museum, was introduced to artistic pastels, and watercolors at the "Arts Alive Studio" in Cheshire. Her instructors there taught the students with infinite patience and imagination utilizing their vast artistic knowledge. Varos has exhibited her art through the Cheshire Art League in many locations. She has also participated in the Mount Carmel Art Show in Hamden and received an award for one of her pastel paintings. She lived in Florida for a number of years and upon returning to the area a few years ago, she proceeded to expand her work into acrylics. She is a member of the Southington Arts and Crafts Association, and attends classes at the Arts Place School in Cheshire.