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"I am primarily a self-taught artist. Still, over the years it was important to me to take art classes and hone my skills. The fundamentals of art, art expression, colour theory and art history are all invaluable to me and continuous study, in my opinion, should be to any artist.  Education has invariably been a sound staple in my life and equally encouraged by my parents since day one when I started Kindergarten at a tender age of 3. Nowadays, whether I am studying a new technique, venturing on a new subject or reading from one of the numerous art-related books in my growing art library at home, in my books in a matter of speaking, every day is a good day to learn something new. The best courses I have taken to date working toward my Fine Art accreditation were facilitated by two very remarkable instructors I've had the opportunity. I first studied under the amazing and very influential Janusz Malinowski (RIP) in Calgary and enlightening and inspiring Andrea Mossop-Green in Brockville. I also had the wonderful privilege of modeling for Life Drawing classes facilitated by Andrea Mossop-Green which allowed me the invaluable advantage, learning from the other side of the easel - as a subject rather than a student." - Barbara Simpson

"Learning never exhausts the mind." - Leonardo da Vinci

2014
ADV. PAINTING: MODERN MASTERS, Spare Expressive Space: Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper; Influence Peter Doig. St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
ADV. PAINTING: MODERN MASTERS, Superb Colourists: Gauguin, Bonnard, Matisse influence Peter Doig, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON

2012
Design and Display, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON

2011
FAC Adv. Painting: Monet - Painting Water Lilies, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Adv. Painting:Techniques-Transparency & Glazing, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Adv.Painting: Marc Chagall, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON

2010
Applied Communications, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON

2009
FAC Adv. Oil Painting - Painting like the Masters: The Direct Approach), St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Adv. Oil Painting (Painting like the Masters: Canadian and American Realists)), St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Adv. Oil Painting (Painting like the Masters: Turner, Whistler, Monet), St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
 FAC Colour Theory, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Life Drawing & Figure Painting, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
Golden Acrylics Demo, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Introduction to Nature Photography, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON

2008
Art & Picture Framing, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON

2007
FAC Art History & Appreciation II, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Art History & Appreciation I, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Painting & Drawing Colour Theory I, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Painting & Drawing III, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Painting & Drawing II, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON

2006
FAC Painting & Drawing I, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON
FAC Restrictive Elective: When Georgia Meets Tom, St. Lawrence College, Brockville ON

2004
Self-Publishing, Mount Royal College, Calgary AB

2001
Portfolio Development, University of Calgary (Calgary, AB)
Graduate: Travel & Tourism Certification, Mount Royal, Calgary AB

1999
Making Art Your Business, University of Calgary, Calgary AB

1998
Painting With Acrylics, Mount Royal University, Calgary AB

1979 - 1983
Fine Arts Studies & History, North Park, Bramalea ON

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Ongoing-self exploration through reading, research, experimentation and travel.


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