Little Pic River, Lake Superior
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
24 x 30 inches
These are Sacred Places.
These are places that give us joy.
These are places that speak to our souls.
“We are only content when our sails are up and full of the winds of Heaven, under high, great skies.”
In the tradition of great Canadian landscape painting and the Group of Seven, I paint the soul of the Great Lakes. When you look at one of my paintings, I want you to feel happy memories, an awe of the power of the landscape, and the sense of peace that envelops you as you gaze upon the water, trees, rocks and skies of the Lakes.
About the Artist
Barbara earned a bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and went on to study Editorial Design and Illustration at the Ontario College of Art. After earning a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario, she shared her skills and knowledge with high school students in Durham Region until retiring in 2017 to dedicate her time and energy to her art practice.
Since relocating to Lafontaine Beach on Georgian Bay in 2019 she has won the 2020 BMFA Clerkson Award for Emerging Artists and participated in provincial and national level shows. Becoming an Elected member to the OSA has been the achievement of a long term goal!