"An expression of my being and art 'through my eyes'."
Being My Authentic Self:  20 Years of Soulful Colourful Bliss
Barbara Simpson is a Canadian artist born in Longueuil Quebec. She comes from two loving parents who were equally creative in drawing and writing and who equally encouraged her creative nature.  When Barbara was a young girl, since her first colouring book and the box of crayons (which grew bigger every Christmas!), the experience of colour WOW'd her! Barbara's parents practically had to pry her away from colouring to get her to the table for Christmas dinner! She would finish her colouring book in just a couple of days and she would carry on doodling and creating her own designs.
Over time, Barbara experimented with numerous mediums. For the past 20 years, acrylics are her chosen medium. Together with great enthusiasm from her loved ones, along with her environment, a range of music including, but not limited to, blues, classical and jazz, and from the life and styles of Great Master painters like Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Emily Carr, Marc Chagall, The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, Barbara's work evolves while adding her own creative flair with great emotion and energy, and with much colour! This is important to her, making each painting distinctly her own Barbara says, "We are influenced by colour each and every day. Look around! Our lives truly are filled with much colour on various levels - physically to the eye, in feelings of emotions - happiness, contentment, sorrow, joy....and so on." As there is no one particular style of painting Barbara enjoys over another, nor does she want to limit her expression as an artist to just one style, subject or technique, she is open to the opportunity and enjoys painting from ideas, thoughts, travels, gardens she has visited and grown herself, commissioned-work, and of the tens of thousands of photographs she has taken in her life, and "plein-air" too!  "I must admit, Picasso said it best." She says, "'Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.' as the same holds true for me. My life is in my work. This is my true authentic self. We are each unique in our own way to this world, and so shall I be in my work - each being 'one of a kind'.  Meditation and dreams also guide her.
I feel blessed for my 'gift' to paint, for it allows me to connect with people, sharing my creative world with all the world; it is an expression of my being and art 'through my eyes'. If I did not need sleep, I would constantly be painting; if only I could!  Since 1998 when I began my professional artistic journey, my motto has been "Follow your heart. Dreams come true." I believe and know this to be true. And, over the past decade I have added, "Make moments count." I hope you do too (Follow your heart and make moments count!) and that you enjoy my creative vision!"
With inspiration and creatively yours,
- Barbara Simpson

What's new available in Barbara's Originals-Only Collection?
Hover over the Painting Gallery link above for selections.

NEW!! Daisies in Blue Vase (With Mozart)
24" x 36"
Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas / Gloss varnish finisH.
Ready to hang. Available.
Originals-Only (no prints) since 1998

Aside from creating great art, it is the journey and experiences that make an artist's life. - Barbara Simpson

Barbara's Creative Style
Since 1998, I have painted originals-only, no prints, creating Fine Art, of mostly acrylic paintings in various sizes with (over 500 to date). Simply, I feel there are endless painting possibilities, with many settings, a plethora of ideas, and not to mention from my imagination! "Originals-only" I shall remain. Commissions are welcome. Contact me today!
(Left: Cosmic Desire, 24x36", Owned by Collector, Western Canada)

I enjoy painting almost anything. From motivational abstracts to scenic  landscapes, pretty floral and fauna, seasonal and event themes, house and pet portraits too. I'm captivated by something new in my work every time and in my subject. I always look forward to the next painting as it helps me grow and expand my horizons as an artist, and educate me in my subject.  It's just as important to me to learn about my subject as it is to paint it.
(Left: Colaneri Winery, 24x24", Acquire this original piece, Contact artist here.)


Where the world is my oyster for subject matter, colour is music to my eyes! I absolutely love to paint in bold, rich, colours, the spectrum of the rainbow really, as well as in calming hues! I use Liquitex soft and hard body paints, and sometimes together with a variety of gels and other media into my paintings.
(Left: Nicotiana- Red Perfume,24x30", Owned by New Collector, Ontario Canada)


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