Poetic: having a beautiful or graceful quality; having an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression
Barbara’s paintings are poetic and elegant.
She wants her images to take you somewhere else - for a sensory experience, for a leap of the imagination, to escape to a distant place, or to feel an emotion.
She says, "I love the process of creating something beautiful or unusual that did not exist before. The paintings emerge from my love affair with paint and colour and life".
Barbara has always loved painting in oil paint and continues to use it for her most formal work. She first started oil painting at the age of nine.
Since then, Barbara developed skills in acrylic, watercolour, charcoal and digital art to earn a BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Recent interests have included illustrating children's picture books for charitable causes, and teaching art.
Barbara’s curiosity has led her to lengthy visits around the world including Greece, Denmark and California. A major influence on her art was a 20-year mentorship under James D. (Jim) Armstrong, a wonderful nonrepresentational painter in Santa Barbara, California.
Her paintings can be found in collections in Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom.
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