"Where I have been and where I am going is always just an adventure away." - Barbara Simpson

Waterscapes Landscapes and Sunsets

Since I was born I was exposed to a life of travel. It was inevitable that this would be the wanderlust that would strength my desire to explore and learn from life and travel, more. It is a pretty big world out there and I have hardly touched the surface. Still, for all the places I have been and where I am going, I am delighted to record in my painting diary these truly remarkable places I have had the pleasure of enjoying with family, friends, in painting history. I am grateful to both of my parents, for such abundant opportunities and to definitely experience each location that we have lived, fully. Now, Mom watching from Heaven above, she knows (still), as does Dad, that I continue on my faithful plan as it was set out to be, leaving impressions in this lifetime. After leaving home many years ago, I moved much and many adventures succeeded and now, together with my amazing man who loves to travel as much as I do, travel is always on the forefront and another painting away adding to my painting diary. One might even say that (most days) I have the travel bug, seeking new adventure be it far away, or even as a tourist in my own hometown! 

On this page catch a glimpse of some of the breathtaking regions I have had the pleasure of living and or otherwise have visited. I do love the beach, being on the water! Each is a place in time documented in history recorded in my painting diary.  I am certain another adventure is just around the corner so be sure to visit again and as I am sure to capture more, in paint!  Read about my painting process here. Each painting is original, unique, one-of-a-kind and available for collection. There are no prints. See a painting you absolutely want? Contact artist today. Originals-Only (no prints) Since 1998. All works of Barbara Simpson are authenticated.


NEW!! St. Catharines Sunset in June (Home Sweet Home series)

24"x36"x1.5", acrylic/gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed, edges painted and ready to hang. Available for Collection. Price: $2,100-

Grateful for the beautiful sunsets we have the pleasure of witnessing from our home on a very regular basis.  This is just one of those evenings around Father's Day, inspired, and now recorded in my painting diary.

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NEW!! Garden City Skyway,  11"x14", acrylic/gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available. Price: $400-  Contact Artist

The Backstory: I have always liked bridges and simply because they literally have a way of connecting people and places together. How great is that!! This bridge, also known as the St. Catharines Skyway, allows travelers on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to cross the Welland Canal. The location from where this particular bridge is viewed, along the Welland Canals Parkway, is a casual comfortable setting and a place to sit in your car and enjoy nature. You can also enjoy a hotdog or hamburger from the food vendor across the street. :) My sweetie and I enjoy this area. We'll sit and watch the birds fly by or the Canadian Geese with their baby ones in springtime. You might even catch a big ship go through! Interested in this 'original' piece of Canadian history, this painting?

CM Cancun Mexico I, 12"x16" acrylic/satin gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, Larson-Juhl Frame/Liner; Available.$700-   Contact Artist

CM Cancun Mexico II, 12"x16" acrylic/satin gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, Larson-Juhl Frame/Liner; Available.$700- Contact Artist




At the Kingfisher (Comox BC), 11x114 acrylic/satin gloss varnish on canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available.$700-- Contact Artist


Coastal Mountains (Comox BC), 11x114 acrylic/satin gloss varnish on canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available.$400-- Contact Artist


Browns Bay (1000 Islands Parkway), 12x12" acrylic/satin gloss varnish on canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available.$400-- Contact Artist


Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii (Sands of Kahana), 11x14" acrylic/satin gloss varnish on canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available.$400-- Contact Artist

NEW!! Deeply Loved (Home Sweet Home Series)

16"x40"x1.5", acrylic/satin gloss on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed; Price: $1,400

The Backstory: This scene you you see to the left is not uncommon, not where we sit at home. It is our view at home, another breathtaking view, a lovely sunset that we get to enjoy on a regular basis and especially with such colour in summer!  I feel so blessed for all this inspirational splendor beckoning from the sky. Newly completed in July 2019. Original-Only (no prints).

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NEW!! Tangerine Dreams (Home Sweet Home Series)

16"x40"x1.5", acrylic/satin gloss on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed; Price: $1,400

The Backstory: The spectacular scene you see to the left is our view at home. There is something to be said for a pretty sky, God's canvas, something just out of this world as spectacular as the view we have. We feel incredibly blessed with view after view each and every day and night from where we sit at home. Using my own photo references, this particular shot was taken last year (June 30, 2018) and now the painting has come to life; completed, July 1, 2019. Original-Only (no prints).

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NEW!! September Night Sail, 8"x10", acrylic/satin gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available. $400-  Contact Artist

Backstory: A delightful night sail (as the title of this new painting reads), with a friend who I think knew I'd receive much inspiration on such an excursion. I love sunsets and being on the water, so without a doubt, I was inspired!! Painting is available for collection. Contact Artist

New Moon at Kye Bay (Comox BC), 11"x14", acrylic/satin gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped  canvas, edges painted, ready to hang. Available. Price: $500- Contact Artist

Backstory: One of my favourite places to visit in Canada to date is the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. I am enthralled by all the beauty of land and ocean, nature, the mountains, there is just so much to take in. This particular visit was together with a friend who lived on the Island who showed me some very spectacular places, including here at Kye Bay.  Seeing the new moon together with the pleasing pink throughout the night sky while enjoying an enlightening time of conversation about life and the area, this painting came to life as noted in my painting diary. Painting is available for collection. Contact Artist

After the Rain (Brockville), 16"x20", acrylic/gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available. $600-  Contact Artist

Backstory: I was living in Brockville Ontario at the time. Visiting with family. A horrendous thunderstorm pounced the tiny town. The thunder and lightening was amazing!!! Then, after the storm finished, we went outside to view the most incredibly vibrant sunset. You've heard of the calm before the storm? Well, this was definitely the beauty after the storm. Once again, I was inspired the God's beautiful canvas in the sky and this painting came to exist. Painting is available for collection. Contact Artist

NEW!! On the Parkway - Dusk at Jones Creek, 8"x10", acrylic/satin gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available. $400-  Contact Artist

NEW!! 1000 Islands II (near Rockport), 8"x10", acrylic/satin gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped  canvas, edges painted, ready to hang. Available. $400- Contact Artist

NEW!! 1000 Islands I (on the Parkway), 8"x10", acrylic/satin gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available. $400- Contact Artist

NEW!! Wood Lake II - Dusk, 8"X10", acrylic/satin gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available. Contact Artist

NEW!! Singleton Lake (My Monet), 8"x10", acrylic/satin gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed, edges painted, ready to hang. Available. Contact Artist

Montmorency Falls (2017), 16"x20", acrylic / satin gloss varnish on gallery-wrapped canvas, edges painted, ready to hang. Available. Contact Artist

NEW IN 2019!! Sunset Over Clearwater Beach

24" W x 48" H x 1.5"D

Acrylic / satin gloss varnish on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

Unframed / Edges Painted / Ready to Hang

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NEW IN 2019!! Sunset Over Sauble Beach

24" W x 48" H x 1.5"D

Acrylic / satin gloss varnish on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

Unframed / Edges Painted / Ready to Hang

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NEW IN 2019!!

Spring Hike (Rockway Conservation, May'16)

24" W x 30" H

Acrylic / Gloss Varnish on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

Unframed / Edges Painted / Ready to Hang

NEW IN DECEMBER 2018!! Limestone Hill in November (Butchart Gardens)

36" W x 24" H

Acrylic / Satin Varnish on Canvas

Unframed / Edges Painted / Ready to Hang

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Sooke Potholes

12" W x 16" H

Acrylic / satin gloss varnish on Canvas

Framed in Barnwood

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NEW IN 2019!!

Summer at Lake Louise II

24" W x 30" H

Acrylic / Gloss Varnish on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

Unframed / Edges Painted / Ready to Hang

Colaneri Estate Winery I

20" W x 20" H x 1.5" D

Acrylic / Satin Varnish on Canvas

Unframed / Edges Painted / Ready to Hang

(NEW DECEMBER 2018)

I Love Hawaii (Joyful Expressions At the Beach)

24" W x 48" H x 1.5"D

Acrylic / satin gloss varnish on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

Unframed / Edges Painted / Ready to Hang

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"Decades later, I continue to have a strong desire to travel and explore our beautiful country of Canada as well as our American neighbours and record scenic occasions in my painting diary." - Barbara Simpson


AUTUMN I (Baie-Sainte Paul, Quebec, Waiting For the Ferry to Isle-aux-Coudres)

28" H X 72" W

Acrylic on Stretched Double Primed/Sanded Canvas and Pine

Unframed / Edges painted

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AUTUMN II (Charlevoix Hills, Quebec) 

28" H X 72" W

Acrylic on Stretched Double Primed/Sanded Canvas and Pine

Unframed / Edges painted

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AUTUMN III (La Legende Roche Pleureuse, Isle-Aux-Coudres, Quebec) 

28" H X 72" W

Acrylic on Stretched Double Primed/Sanded Canvas and Pine

Unframed / Edges painted

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Winter I (Sunset After La Carnaval, Old Quebec)

28" x 72" Acrylic on Stretch Canvas and Pine

Acrylic on Stretched Double Primed/Sanded Canvas and Pine

Unframed / Edges painted

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Winter II (Cap-Santé, Quebec Countryside)

44.25" W x 48" H

Acrylic on Stretched Double Primed/Sanded Canvas and Pine

Unframed / Edges painted

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