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Inspired by the beauty of nature (trees, mountains, and the ocean), Barbara continues to explore both watercolour and acrylic mediums while striving to create interesting landscapes or seascapes. Either reflecting the stillness and peacefulness of the scene around her or the contrasting turbulence and uncertainty.

When using watercolour, her palette is limited to the three primary colours, and she enjoys painting on location while trying to create exciting and bright contrasts achieved by mixing all other hues from these basic three. With acrylics she expands her palette to achieve additional texture and often finds more freedom using a palette knife instead of a paintbrush. She continues to explore interesting shapes and colour compositions and hopes the viewer will relate to her paintings in their own personal way and discover their own unique perspective in them.  Recently her focus is on abstract compositions.   

Artist Bio
Born and raised in Toronto, Barbara began exploring her artistic interests while enjoying a successful career in IT. She attended University of Waterloo and majored in computer science. Primarily self-taught, she supplemented her artistic interests and knowledge by taking part-time courses in watercolour at the Ontario College of Art and Design and has attended many workshops to further her experience. She has also applied her artistic skills to photography and creates unique pieces of art by applying oil pastels by hand to the images she has captured. 

Barbara has been a member of the Women’s Art Association for many years, has participated in several exhibitions and her original paintings are in private collections throughout North America.


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