Curriculum Vitæ

Barbara Simpson

289.213.3996 | barbara@barbarsimpsonartworld.com | barbarasimpsonartworld.com | St. Catharines Ontario Canada

Current GPA: 3.98

2006-2014 – St. Lawrence College, FAC program, Brockville Ontario
Instructor for all classes: Andrea Mossop-Green, unless otherwise noted

2014
FAC ADV. PAINTING: MODERN MASTERS, Spare Expressive Space: Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper; Influence: Peter Doig
FAC ADV. PAINTING: MODERN MASTERS, Superb Colourists: Gauguin, Bonnard, Matisse; influence: Peter Doig
Life Model for Life Drawing Classes, Instructor: Andrea Mossop-Green (ability to hold pose up to 50 minutes)

2012
Life Model for Life Drawing Classes, Instructor: Andrea Mossop-Green
Interior Design and Display, Instructor: Susan Magalas

2011
FAC ADV. PAINTING: Monet – Painting Water Lilies
FAC ADV. PAINTING: Techniques-Transparency & Glazing
FAC ADV. PAINTING: Marc Chagall

2010 Applied Communications

2009

FAC ADV. OIL PAINTING: Painting like the Masters: The Direct Approach
FAC Life Drawing & Figure Painting
FAC ADV. OIL PAINTING: Painting like the Masters: Canadian and American Realists
FAC ADV. OIL PAINTING: Painting like the Masters: Turner, Whistler, Monet
FAC Colour Theory
FAC Introduction to Nature Photography: Instructor: Marty Burke (RIP)

2008 Art & Picture Framing

2007
FAC Art History & Appreciation II  (facilitated by Nancy Robertson)
FAC Art History & Appreciation I (facilitated by Nancy Robertson)
FAC Painting & Drawing Colour Theory I
FAC Painting & Drawing III
FAC Painting & Drawing II

2006
FAC Painting & Drawing I
FAC Restrictive Elective: When Georgia Meets Tom

1998-2004 Calgary, Alberta
2004 Self-Publishing, Mount Royal College (facilitated by Claire Scott, Self-Publishing Author)
2001 Portfolio Development, University of Calgary
1999 Making Art Your Business, University of Calgary
1998 Painting With Acrylics, Mount Royal University, Instructor: Janusz Malinowski (RIP)

 – Ongoing self-study and exploration through reading, research, experimentation, and travel.

JURIED – SOLO

2015 Jul 1-31: Make Moments Count © – Paintings and Photography, Brockville Arts Centre

2014 Jul 1-31: Kaleidoscope of Quebec, Brockville Arts Centre

2011 Aug 1-31: A Floral Arrangement, Brockville Arts Centre

2010 Jul 1-31: Passion: Art, An Original Collective; Brockville Arts Centre

2009 Feb 1-28: A Floral Rainbow, Brockville Arts Centre

2009 Mar 1-31: Originals-Only, Brockville Arts Centre

2008 Feb 1-28: Canadian Landscapes, Brockville Arts Centre

JURIED – GROUP

2019 May 10-12: 33rd Pelham Art Festival, Fonthill Ontario

2018 August 6:  53rd Art in the Park, Oakville Ontario

2018 May 11th-21st: 66th Anniversary Canadian Tulip Festival – World of Tulips, Ottawa Ontario

2018 May 20:  Barbara Simpson Meet and Greet, 11 am-2 pm, 66th Anniversary Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa Ontario 

66th Anniversary Canadian Tulip Festival – World of Tulips, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa Ontario

2018: May 21:  Barbara Simpson 11 am – 2pm – Painting Among the Tulips

66th Anniversary Canadian Tulip Festival – World of Tulips, Commissioners Park, Ottawa Ontario

2018 May 11-13: 32nd Pelham Art Festival, Fonthill Ontario

2017 December 1-2: Artful Treasures, Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario

2017 August 5-6: Art by the Lighthouse, Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario

2017 May:  31st Pelham Art Festival, Fonthill Ontario 

2017 Canada 150 Contestant, “My Home and Native Land, painting and writing by Barbara Simpson, Copyright 2017.

2013 July: Local Landscapes & Flirty Flora, Brockville Arts Centre

2010 July-Sep: Brockville Artisan’s Village, Blockhouse Island, Brockville Ontario

2009 July-Sep: Brockville Artisan’s Village (Blockhouse Island, Brockville Ontario

2009 May: Tulip Festival, Ottawa Ontario

2009 Apr: 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville Ontario

2009 Mar: Paint the Mall, 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville Ontario

2008 Oct: Colour Zest For Your Heart presented by Barbara Simpson, Brockville Arts Centre

2007 Nov-Dec: The Holiday Small Works Exhibit, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore Maryland

2007 Aug-Oct: The Light Street Gallery Box Show, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore Maryland

2007 May: 5th Annual Art & Bloom Festival, Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, Comox British Columbia

2007 Feb-Jun: American Icons, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore Maryland

2006 Oct: Eyes on Baltimore – Charm City, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore Maryland USA

2005 Dec: Guest Artist, A Country Home Christmas Studio Tour, Lyn Ontario

2005 Nov: The 1000 Islands Casino, Gananoque Ontario

2005 Nov: The 1000 Islands Playhouse Theatre, Gananoque Ontario

2002 Oct: Art Essential, The Ultimate Art Show & Sale, Canada’s Largest Show and Sale, Calgary Alberta

PUBLIC

2018 May 29: Art Battle #B665, St. Catharines Ontario; Painting SOLD onsite!

Thank you and Congratulations to a new collector of a Barbara Simpson original!

2018 May 20: Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa Ontario

2013 Dec: Uniquely Creative, 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville Ontario

2012 Dec: Uniquely Creative, 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville Ontario

2012 Oct: Evening in Paris, Brockville Community Fundraiser, Brockville Ontario

2010 Nov: Christmas Memories, 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville Ontario

2011 Feb: Annual Equine Extravaganza, 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville Ontario

2010 Feb: Annual Equine Extravaganza, 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville Ontario

2009 Feb: Equine Extravaganza, 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville Ontario

2009 Nov: Christmas Memories, 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville Ontario

2008 Oct: United Way Art Gala, Brockville Ontario

2007 Jan – Mar: Unity Savings & Credit Union, Brockville Ontario

2006 Nov: United Way Live Auction, Brockville Ontario

2006 Oct-Nov: Unity Savings & Credit Union, Brockville Ontario

2004 Nov: St. Vladimir’s Artisan & Craft Show, Calgary Alberta

2003 Nov: Westbrook Christmas Artisan & Craft Show, Calgary Alberta

1998 Bow Picture Framing & Gallery, Calgary Alberta

Publications

2019 Apr MyPelham.com ‘”Colours of Joy” by Canadian Artist, Barbara Simpson, at this year’s Pelham Art Festival’

2017 May MyPelham.com ‘Hats Off to All at the 31st Pelham Art Festival’ – Participating Artist Barbara Simpson’

2017 Apr MyPelham.com ‘Meet Barbara Simpson, Artist, New Niagara Resident and First Time Pelham Art Festival Participant’

2014 Mar EMC Newspaper, Celebrating International Women’s Day March 8 (Brockville ON)

2013 Sep edition, Southwest Art Magazine, featured in Special Section: Nationally Emerging Artists

2013 Aug edition, Southwest Art Magazine, featured in Special Section: Women in Art

2011 August edition, Southwest Art Magazine featured in Special Section: Still Life & Floral

2011 Aug EMC Newspaper: Local Artist at Brockville Arts Centre (Brockville ON) A Solo Exhibition

2010 Mar 11 EMC Newspaper: Artist shows creative support of March 14 Easter Seals Telethon (Brockville ON)

2010 Mar 4 EMC Newspaper Celebrating International Women’s Day March 8 (Brockville ON)

2009 Jul EMC Newspaper Brockville Artisan Village review (Brockville ON)

2009 Mar EMC Newspaper International Women’s Week (Brockville ON)

2009 Feb Featured in EMC, Our Very Own Flower Child Returns to the Brockville Arts Centre

2008 Sep Featured in EMC, Barbara Simpson’s Originals Return to BAC (Brockville ON)

2008 Commission (May 2007), Spa Royal Brock features Barbara Simpson’s photography in the hard cover book, “Treasures Ontario”

2007 Oct Upper Canada District School Board website; “Barbara Simpson, Local Artist Supports UCDSB United Way Silent Auction”

2007 Feb Galleries – A guide to Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area art galleries (USA)

2007 May Featured Artist, Recorder & Times: Local Artist Takes Local Scenes to British Columbia

2007 May Featured Artist, Frontenac Biosphere, for original painting, In the Kitchen (Lansdowne ON)

2007 May Featured Artist, Woodland Garden Art & Bloom Festival, Comox Valley Record (Comox BC)

2007 May Featured in 2007 Progress Magazine (Brockville ON)

2007 Mar Feature Artist, EMC Newspaper for International Women’s Week (Brockville ON)

2007 Mar Apr, May: Featured in EMC Newspaper (Brockville ON)

2006 Dec “Thank you for your support and business 2006”, Recorder & Times (Brockville ON)

2006 Dec Galleries – A guide to Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area art galleries (USA)

2006 Oct Featured in Brock Talk – Recorder & Times Newspaper (Brockville ON)

2006 May Feature Artist, Universal Women’s Week, EMC Newspaper (Brockville, ON) 2006 Jan Feature Artist, Curry’s Art (Toronto ON)

2005 Dec Feature Artist, Recorder & Times (Brockville ON)

2005 Jun/Jul Feature Artist, Synchronicity, The Magazine; Article, “Conscious Investing” written by Barbara t/w her painting, Love Is Power (Calgary AB)

2002 Oct Featured Artist in Calgary Herald for ArtEssential (Big 4, Stampede Grounds, Calgary AB) exhibiting t/w 88 of Canada’s Finest Artists

TV/Radio

2010 Mar TV COGECO 12:45 PM K-Rock Centre (Kingston, ON) Annual Easter Seals Telethon; with Barbara’s painting, “Spirit of Children”

2009 Apr TV COGECO Interview at Paint the Mall; Juried Competition – The Wire, COGECO, Channel 10 at 7 PM

2009 Mar TV COGECO Interview at Brockville Arts Centre – The Wire, COGECO, Channel 10 at 7 PM

2008 Feb TV COGECO – Cameo during solo-exhibition, at same time, Palliative Care Telethon at Brockville Arts Centre with Bruce Wylie (JRFM)

2007 May Featured artist on 97.3 The Eagle (Comox Valley, BC)

1998-2016: Bow Picture Framing and Gallery, Calgary Alberta

2008-2011, 2014-2015: Brockville Arts Centre Lobby Gallery, Brockville Ontario

2008-2013: Black & White Floral Photography, Casual Living, Brockville Ontario

2007-2008: Whyte’s Gallery, Comox British Columbia

2006-2008: Light Street Gallery, Baltimore Maryland

1998- present: Canada, United States, Holland, Norway, Scotland (business individuals and personal residences).

Floral, Tropical, Water/Landscape, Abstract, Fantasy