"An expression of my being and art 'through my eyes'." - Barbara Simpson

CV

"While I am a self-taught artist it was and it still is today important to me to take classes. The fundamentals about art, art expression, colour theory, to art history it's all invaluable. Education has always been a sound staple in my life and every day is a good day to learn something new. Every day it is a practice of mine to do just that - learn something new. Some of the best courses I have taken to date working toward my Fine Art accreditation were facilitated by some of best instructors I have had the opportunity." - 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. 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 Applied Communications, 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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