Curriculum Vitæ

Barbara Simpson

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

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AWARDS

 2014-2005  | St. Lawrence College | Brockville ON |  Instructor: Andrea Mossop | Current GPA: 3.98 (A)

Visual and Creative Arts – Fine Arts program: part-time, various courses (including Colour Theory, Advanced Painting, Photography). Few courses remain only as I aspire to achieve fine arts accreditation. 

2014 and 2012, Life Model | Life Drawing Classes, St. Lawrence College Brockville

  • Ability to hold poses for up to 50 minutes
  • Letter of Reference received from Instructor, Andrea Mossop.

2007 | St. Lawrence College | Brockville ON                                                                                     

Western Art History I & Appreciation | Instructor: Nancy Roberts

Honours Distinction 100% for Major Papers: “Georgia O’Keeffe and Judith Leyster ” and “Paul Gauguin”

Canadian Art History II & Appreciation | Instructor: Nancy Roberts

Honours Distinction 100% for Major Papers: “Emily Carr and David Brown Milne” and “Tom Thomson”

 Mount Royal College (now University) | Calgary AB

2001 Travel & Tourism Certification. Honour Graduate of 2-year program completed in 9 months.

1998 Painting with Acrylics | Instructor: Janusz Malinowski (RIP) 

University of Calgary

2001 Portfolio Development

1999 Making Art Your Business

1996 Loss Control Leadership Management

 1988 Customer Service Award of Excellence in Hospitality, 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

 SOLO SHOWS 

2015-2008 | Brockville Arts Centre

2015 Barbara Simpson presents “Make Moments Count © – Paintings and Photography”

2014 Barbara Simpson presents “Kaleidoscope of Quebec”

2011 Barbara Simpson presents “A Floral Arrangement”

2010 Barbara Simpson presents “Passion: Art, An Original Collective”

2009 (x2) Barbara Simpson presents “A Floral Rainbow” and Barbara Simpson presents “Originals-Only”

2008 (x2) Barbara Simpson presents “Canadian Landscapes” and Barbara Simpson presents, “Colour Zest for Your Heart”

 

SELECT GROUP SHOWS 

2019-2002 Canada

2019 Artisans Dundas ON

2019 54th Art in the Park, Oakville ON

2019 33rd Pelham Art Festival, Fonthill ON

2018 53rd Art in the Park, Oakville ON

2018 66th Anniversary Canadian Tulip Festival – World of Tulips, Ottawa ON

2018 32nd Pelham Art Festival, Fonthill ON

2017 Canada 150 Contestant, “My Home & Native Land”, article/painting by Barbara Simpson

2017 Artful Treasures, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON

2017 Art by the Lighthouse, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON

2017 31st Pelham Art Festival, Fonthill Ontario 

2013 Local Landscapes & Flirty Flora, Brockville Arts Centre

2009 Tulip Festival, Ottawa ON 

2007 Annual Art & Bloom Festival, Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, Comox BC

2005 The 1000 Islands Playhouse Theatre, Gananoque ON

 

2002 Art Essential Ultimate Art Show & Sale, Canada’s Largest, Calgary AB

 

 2008-2006 United States

2007 The Holiday Small Works Exhibit, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore MD USA

2007 The Light Street Gallery Box Show, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore MD USA

2007 Annual Art & Bloom Festival, Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, Comox BC

2007 American Icons, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore MD USA

2006 Eyes on Baltimore – Charm City, Light Street Gallery, Baltimore MD USA

 

SELECT PUBLIC SHOWS | 2019 – 2006 Ontario 

 

2019, 2018 Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa ON 

2018 Art Battle #B665, St. Catharines ON; Painting SOLD onsite! “My Kandinsky”

2012 Brockville Community Fundraiser, “Evening in Paris”

2008 United Way Art Gala, Brockville ON “On the St. Lawrence”

2006 Unity Savings & Credit Union, Brockville ON “Inner Strength”

 

2006 United Way Live Auction, Brockville ON “Local Landscapes”

SELECT PUBLICATIONS | Canada and USA 

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

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

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

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

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

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

2011 Local Artist at Brockville Arts Centre (Brockville ON) A Solo Exhibition

2010 Artist shows creative support of March 14 Easter Seals Telethon

2009 Our Very Own Flower Child Returns to the Brockville Arts Centre

2008 Barbara Simpson’s Originals Return to BAC

2007 “Barbara Simpson, Local Artist Supports UCDSB United Way Silent Auction”

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

2007 Local Artist Takes Local Scenes to British Columbia

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

2005 Synchronicity Magazine; article, “Conscious Investing” and painting, “Love Is Power

2002 Featured Artist, Calgary Herald for ArtEssential, Big 4, Stampede Grounds, Calgary AB

 TV/Radio | TV COGECO

2010 Annual Easter Seals Telethon; Interview with painting, “Spirit of Children” K-Rock Centre

2009 Interview at Paint the Mall; Juried Competition, on The Wire

2009 Interview at Brockville Arts Centre during “Originals-Only” Solo-Exhibition, on The Wire

2008 Cameo/interview during solo exhibition with Bruce Wyle (JRFM) at same time of Palliative Care Telethon at BAC

 

2007 Featured artist on 97.3 The Eagle, Comox Valley, BC

GALLERIES | Canada and USA 

2020 Ferrante’s Picture Framing, St. Catharines ON

2016-1998 Bow Picture Framing and Gallery, Calgary AB

2015, 2014 and 2011 to 2008 Brockville Arts Centre Lobby Gallery, Brockville ON

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

2008-2007 Whyte’s Gallery, Comox BC

 

2008-2006 Light Street Gallery, Baltimore MD USA

MEMBERSHIPS

1998 – present CARFAC National – the national VOICE of Canada for professional visual artists

 

2019, 2020 Federation of Canadian Artists

Floral, Tropical, Water/Landscape, Abstract, Fantasy