"An expression of my being and art 'through my eyes'."
Being My Authentic Self.....

Hello and Welcome to my website! My name is Barbara Simpson and I am a Canadian "Originals-Only" Artist, Photographer, and writing enthusiast. Here is where you will discover my creative vision. To inspire, to paint and photograph in dynamic vivid colour is what I love to do, sharing my joy with the world! 

New painting and photography collection unveiling this May 2017!

I also want to say, THANK YOU you very much to Cathy and the crew at for posting this article!!
I am looking forward to meeting everyone and talking about my creative journey, and how this collection came together. Next to my Family, my art is my greatest passion, my greatest love in life.
I am also excited to engage in the Canada 150 Challenge.
Come see what I have created for this special addition to this year's Festival.  
It is going to be a fun weekend. Hope to see you there!
Make moments count.

40”x30” / 101.6 cm x 76.2 cm
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Currently Unframed
Sides have been painted (as in all my paintings since 1998), and as a result, it is ready to hang!

Standing out on its own, the Gerbera Daisy delights many. Accredited to the common daisy family,
the Gerbera holds much significance for those who grow them, give them, and simply just love them!
Many meanings define the Gerbera, all of which are really sheer merriment! ‘Beauty’ is one of the
great symbols of the Gerbera, as well as, innocence and purity with further meaning of cheerfulness,
recognized in their vivacious variety of colors like this orange one!! I love Gerberas for they are such
happy joyful looking blooms in their array of vibrancy. And orange, it is such a delicious colour, the
colour of energy that can lift the spirits and brighten anyone’s day.
This bloom is certain to last forever! 
Original-only (no prints).



"I am inspired by my loved ones, my environment, a range of music consisting of the blues, classical and jazz, and by Great Masters like Monet, O'Keeffe, Carr, Chagall, The Group of Seven, Tom Thomson and Rothko to name a few, and Photographer, Neil Dankoff. Adding my own creative flair, there is no one particular style of painting I enjoy more than another, nor do I want to limit my expression as an artist to just one. I enjoy painting from any of the tens of thousands of photographs I have taken, as well as, from my imagination, and from my travels painting 'plein-air'. I must admit, Picasso said it best,"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.", as the same holds true for me.  Take a tour with me through my website, my creative journey as an artist exhibiting my love for life in soulful floral and fauna, my love for travel within my own country and abroad, beauty in dreams, and the challenge of my ever-expanding visionary artistry. Painting is my gift which I feel so blessed to have. To be able to create in this way, connecting and communicating with many people, sharing with the world, it is an expression of my being and art 'through my eyes'.  I hope you enjoy your tour. Thank you and always with inspiration" -Barbara Simpson

Barbara's Creative Style


Since 1998, I have painted originals only, no prints, creating Fine Art of  mostly acrylic (some oil) paintings of various sizes with over 500 to date (2016).  I feel there are endless painting possibilities, with so very many settings, a plethora of ideas, and not to mention, when my imagination runs wild! "Originals-only" I shall remain. The only prints you will find in my work are in my photography. Commissions for painting and photography are welcome. Contact me today!



I enjoy painting almost anything. From motivational abstracts to scenic  sea and landscapes, pretty floral and fauna, seasonal and event themes, house and pet portraits. I'm captivated by something new in my work every time and of my subject. I always look forward to the next painting as that helps me grow and expand my horizons as an artist, and educate me in my subject.


Where the world is my oyster for subject matter, colour is music to my eyes! I love to paint in bold rich colours, the spectrum of the rainbow, really, and all the way through to calming hues! I use Liquitex soft and hard body paints, as well, mixing a variety of gels and mediums into my paintings. In photography, I shoot with a CANON EOS Rebel T6S with various sized lenses and filters. 

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