Hello and Welcome to my online painting Gallery!

You will notice I paint a great deal of flowers. Yes, I love my 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 together as a family. I am literally moved into a spiritual connection when it comes to water, sunsets too, so you will find many of those in my online painting portfolio. People, pet portraits and imaginative abstracts, too.

The bottom line my art loving friends, I LOVE TO PAINT!! And with each painting, I have a particular process.  - Barbara Simpson

What does Barbara Simpson offer?

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 as well as 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 Simpson

What does Barbara's process involve?

Barbara's portfolio?  As Collectors of my work already know, I am 'not restricted' to painting one subject in only one style or one technique and in one size. In fact, I am connected to many styles and techniques. My experience and portfolio demonstrates my diversity. As a result, I have taken on (and feel very grateful for) the varied commission work I receive. I pride myself on being a diversified professional artist and I have discovered that my active loyal collector-base, they like this too.

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 acrylic paints, Liquitex 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 much of my work considered is 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, it will not chip 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. - Barbara Simpson

Speaking from experience, looking at and moreover buying art can be fun and exciting, but I think getting to know the artist and the supplies he/she uses is really important. Speaking from experience as I collect original fine art too. In my opinion, original fine art is an investment. This is another reason I use high end quality professional paints and products and so my work will last for future generations. - Barbara Simpson

Hover your mouse over the Gallery drop-down box above to choose from a variety of subjects: Abstract, Florals, Lyrical Abstract, Water and Landscapes are available. Each subject includes paintings available for sale. See a painting you love? A painting that speaks to you? You want it? Contact me today and avoid disappointment.  

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

Cosmic Passion 24"x36" and Cosmic Desire 24"x36" are both SOLD.

Referencing the series, E-Motions of Love. WOW! Your paintings are becoming more and more an expression of your personality. Bright, colourful and explosive. There is something free about your latest paintings and I think it has everything to do with following your dream. Great work! - MG, Calgary Alberta




Country Floral, 5x7, Owned by Collectors

Floral II, 8"x 10", Owned by Collector

My Bliss Flows I, 24" x 24", Owned by Collector

"Yes indeed I LOVE Georgia O'Keeffe and Emily Carr! Not only for they shared their beautiful stories in their artistic ways, but for their independent strength as female artists of their time, in a time of a man's world during that time." - Barbara Simpson  (1998)

"Yes, it is very important to me to remain "original" in my work and use quality supplies. My Collectors like that too. Painting in one style or technique is not of interest to me either just as painting only one subject. There is just so much beauty in the world that surrounds and I want to paint that. Am I breaking rules by painting in a variety of styles, techniques and subjects? No, I am merely pushing boundaries and I am an artist being my authentic self." - Barbara Simpson (2003)

"Marrying the styles of Emily Carr and Tom Thomson, two iconic Canadian painters I absolutely love, has been one of the best painting challenges I have received and continue to accept. Thank you!" - Barbara Simpson (2017)

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