You will notice I paint a great deal of flowers. Yes, I love my flowers. Doesn't everyone love flowers? They make my world go 'round - on our balcony, in our gardens, from family and friends, and many from my amazing man - my sweetheart - into a painting they go. Still, I also enjoy painting many local, distant and tropical scenic landscapes - places I have lived or have visited and or we have visited. I am literally moved into a spiritual connection when it comes to water, sunsets too. As well, you will find people and pet portraits and imaginative abstracts. The bottom line my art loving friends, I LOVE TO PAINT!!
- Barbara Simpson
AFFORDABLE QUALITY FINE ART. For over two decades my goal continues, painting and offering affordable quality fine art acrylic paintings, originals-only (no prints). This is my promise, remaining 'original' (no prints) and 'quality' for paintings produced and acquired. Collectors of my work have acknowledged this very important over the years knowing they have the one and only of its kind and the quality of supplies used.
I am a Professional Artist and I use Professional Artist Grade paints and products (by Liquitex).
Professional Artist Grade paints offer highest rated pigments and UV-resistance.
Are they more expensive? Yes! But they are the BEST and I only use the best products in my work.
Barbara's supplies? As a professional artist, the supplies I use are of quality and professional. I want my work to be enjoyed for years well into the future. Liquitex Professional Heavy and Soft Body Artist-Grade paints and a variety of media go into all my creations since I began in 1998, as well as the use of quality cotton canvas or pine wood, and other supplies as required. In fact, some supplies are quite precious!
FYI, Liquitex was not only first on the art scene for such acrylic paints, it also has a successful history being one of the best on the market. And notably, they publicly acknowledge their Ethics and Sustainability which is important to me as an artist in what I produce.
The finishing touches of my work are equally important, with or without a frame. Should framing be decided, depending on your location, I can certainly recommend quality customer framers I have used (in Alberta and Ontario), although the majority of my work is professionally finished and ready to hang without framing. I am a bit old-fashioned when it comes to framing. While a some of my work considered contemporary, I am enchanted by vintage and antique frames that the great-masters once displayed their masterpieces in - like Monet, Vermeer, Rubens, and Van Gogh, to name a few. There is something that feels distinguished and stately about these types of frames to me.
It is equally important to note the paint and finish I use on my work will sustain its original colour and not yellow over time, staying tried, tested and true. As a matter of fact, paintings I have completed 20+ years ago look like they were painted (in all their brilliance) in recent days.
Professional Artist Quality paints offer longevity and light-fastness and other important factors.
As a result, they will stand the test of time.
Looking at and buying art can be fun and exciting, still getting to know the artist and supplies they use I think is really important. Speaking from experience as I collect original fine art too. In my opinion, original fine art is an investment and I want mine to last for future generations.
- Barbara Simpson
The painting you like is already sold, now what? You really loved one (or a few you saw). What I have learned over the past two plus decades, my loyal collectors like that about my work. They love the fact that the have the one-and-only of its kind and that there are no prints out there of it. I am specialized in my work that way, originals-only (no prints) remaining authentic in my work. No worries! I can paint something similar (not the same) and specially for you. Commission Barbara - Contact artist here and let's get started!
Add to your collection or begin one today. Secure the painting you really love and avoid disappointment. Original art because after all you are original too. - Barbara Simpson