"From scenic Canadian, American and Mexican landscapes, to flirty floral compositions, lyrical abstraction, and other themes that grab my zest for life, I am open to the multitude of subjects and styles there are to paint. There is much beauty in life to paint!"

- Barbara Simpson



MY CREATIVE VISION


"I believe in joy and love and my paintings are the foundation of just that; my life story. I capture beauty that surrounds me, all that I love from my heart, all with love recorded in my painting diary. I forever feel blessed for much: flowers, sunsets, and the natural world as a whole and, so, I go on reminiscent of such beauty, great happiness and moments in time, sharing with the world (that is sometimes dark), quality fine art that is authentic and cheerful to be enjoyed here and now and for future generations."

- Barbara Simpson


Biography



"Fortress Mountain", acrylic, 24"x 24", Owned by Collector

"I am the proud owner of 'Cosmic Harmony' and almost the entire butterfly collection! When I first saw Cosmic Harmony (which was during Barbara's first public art exhibit) I felt the painting calling my name!" - VP (Calgary Alberta)


UNIQUE AND VERSATILE

My diversity has allowed me to take on unique commissioned works for various clients, both personal and businesses, who have become dedicated collectors. I am grateful for this support in my art endeavour.
One unique project was this painting completed on a hand-carved wooden Mexican mask. Being trusted to paint on a unique work of art already so beautiful was an honour for me to receive. My clients were thrilled with my creation and it dons their outdoor lounge of their residence on the St. Lawrence River in Maitland Ontario.
This is just one of many unique pieces I have had the pleasure of painting. If you have a unique painting in mind, I would love to hear about it and paint it for you. Let's discuss it!

- Barbara

 Contact Artist


"I am the proud owner of the group of three paintings called 'Whimsical in Nature'. They are exactly what I had in mind when I commissioned Barbara to create these originals. I cannot help but smile whenever I view them. Thanks so much." BC (Niagara Falls Ontario)

Cosmic Passion, 24x36, Owned by Collectors

Established in January 1998.

Summer at Lake Louise, 24"x24", Available

Loyal and growing collector-base in 5 countries, in 25 cities, on 2 continents.

Circle of Friends, 16x20, Owned by Collector

Over 500 original paintings completed.

Nicotiana (Red Perfume at Trius). 24" W x 3o" H, Acrylic, Owned by Collector.

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Colourful Joyful Bliss!

It was at the beginning of December 1997 and I thought about what I might give myself for my birthday. Every year it was some 'thing'. This particular year, however, I did not want a material item (i.e., a new pair of earrings or a new dress). I wanted something different and educational, tangible to my heart, something that would make a difference. I have always loved education so, I thought about what I always enjoyed as a kid. Not that I didn't enjoy my job in the corporate world at the time (I did!) Only, I felt the need to grow internally. 

I was living in Calgary Alberta at the time. I saw a Mount Royal calendar sitting in a pile of papers on the dining room table.  As I browsed it, I found Painting With Acrylics starting in January 1998. This piqued my interest! It was exactly what I was looking for!! I signed up right away, completed the six classes that began almost right away, and I have to say that this was the best gift I could have ever given myself! These were the best classes (all six of them) with the most fascinating instructor, Janusz Malinowski (RIP), to set my course straight.

Now, crossing 20 years later and what seems like only yesterday, is truly a blessing that has come to life. I love creating beauty in the world for the world. I am a full-time professional artist. I am living my dream.  January 1998 is when I began my journey as a professional artist and I have not looked back. Anyone pursuing a dream, I say, "Follow your heart. Dreams come true."  It's never too late. I feel that when we are truly passionate about something and work hard at it everyday, it is possible to live the dream.

- Barbara Simpson