Hello and Welcome to my Art World! My work is about colour and the relationship among colours. My work appears unrepresentative, even random, at times, but a balanced composition clearly planned, for any subject I create. I have had several exhibitions, and continue to evolve my art practice. My work fluctuates between impressionism and abstract, each one challenging and rewarding in its own way. I love the historical techniques of painting like great masters, such as, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent Van Gogh, and at times desire the kind of focus it brings me. In contrast, my abstract work allows me to be flexible and express myself to work more spontaneously with vibrant imagination, which I also need at times. Colourful and scenic Canadian, American and Mexican water/landscapes, along with vibrant flowers, spirited abstracts, and other themes that grab my zest for life is what you will find in my online art portfolio. I am open to a multitude of subjects and a connection to many styles while being my authentic self. Enjoy and Be Inspired!- Barbara Simpson

On July 1, 2019 We Celebrate Canada!

This year, Canada turns a 152 years young. The artwork you see in the collage above comprises of only a small handful of the many Canadian landscape paintings I have painted (for my love of Canada) and that art collectors have brought into their lives. Living out west in Alberta gave me plenty of opportunities (and more) for painting expeditions such as these that you see. A trek to and through the Rocky Mountains. A quick jaunt by airplane over to Vancouver Island - I fell in love with Western Canada. As a whole, I do love this beautiful country of Canada. Rich with peaks and valleys, oceans, lakes, rivers, prairies and trees, plant life and more. Not to mention all the other natural splendors that bring visitors each and every year. Next on the bucket list, excursions to the East Coast! While the paintings above are sold (and certainly enjoyed by their new owners!) Still, other Canadian landscapes in my art portfolio are available for collection here. Thank you for stopping by! Happy Canada Day, Canada!! - Barbara


"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 and all with love recorded in my painting diary. I forever feel blessed for much: flowers, sunsets, the natural world as a whole. And, so, I go on reminiscent of such beauty, praise for 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


NEW: We absolutely LOVE the Summer season at our home. Getting out and about, exploring, the warm sunny weather, and all our pretty flowers dancing about in the warm breeze, there is much "summer spirit" around indeed! Presenting my newest masterpiece in time to celebrate the first day of the summer season,

Summer Spirit, 24"x30", on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed, edges painted, and ready hang. Available for Collection. Purchase this painting / Contact Artist

View more floral paintings available for collection here.

"I feel blessed to be the proud owner of many of Barbara's paintings!" (May 2019)


One of many unique pieces I've had the pleasure of painting is this unique project 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.

My diversity has allowed to take on unique commissioned works for various clients, personal and business people, who have become dedicated collectors. I am grateful for this support in my art endeavour.  Do you have a unique painting in mind?  I would love to hear about it and paint it for you. Let's get started! - Barbara

Commission / 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) 2018

Cosmic Passion, 24x36, Owned by Collectors

(Featured in Southwest Art Magazine 2007)

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

August View - Wood Lake I, 16x20, acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas. Owned by Collectors.

Over 600+ original paintings to date.

Iris for Deborah, Commissioned, Owned by Collectors

Established in January 1998 in Calgary Alberta.