Over the years, I have had the opportunity to be able to give to charities close to my heart through my art, in various cities. I have moved a few times since I started my art business, beginning in Calgary, to Brockville, and now St. Catharines, however, it seems like only yesterday when I began this great creative adventure of mine. With tremendous persistence and zeal, I would make it as an artist instilled in my head and 20 years later, thankfully, with the support of many wonderful people around me - art enthusiasts and collectors alike, I continue to live my dream. It is the hardest job I've had, yet I've worked in amazing corporations and companies too, as an Associate and Executive Assistant which were demanding careers as well. But when I look back at everything I have done in my life so far, it's the best job - as an artist - and it's community involvement opportunities like these that make it all the more interesting. Whether it is time or money or in other ways, I think there is always a way to help, regardless of how much or little.
- Barbara Simpson http://barbarasimpsonartworld.com