Barbara Egan was born on the banks of the Murray river. She moved out to Robinvale with her father. In recent times, she has focused her art practice on her connection to Robinvale and the river surrounds. Her artworks are shown in various art galleries and many private collections. M&S Textiles Australia printed two of Barbara’s artworks.
Emu Bush(Eremphila) also known as Wild Fuchsia or Turpentine Bush. It is distributed and found in all states of Australia except Tasmania. Aboriginal people use the Emu Bush for cultural and medical purpose. They treat their skin complaints with a mixture of emu oil and ash from the burnt bark of the plant. Barbara Egan depicted the Emu Bush very elegantly. It is attractive, vibrant and colorful.