Barbara was born in Newfoundland, and as a result is heavily influenced by rocky coasts, the sky and ever changing atmosphere, and like most east coasters, she is deeply tied to her roots and the rich history. Many of her landscapes show her love of the land and it provides a never ending source and richness of inspiration. One of her other favorite subjects is the garden; peonies, roses, cosmos, and everyday flowers in fleeting light. A gentle palette, expressive brush and knife strokes, capture the subtle light and colour of passing moments.
Initially self taught, she has furthered her education privately, with College and University level studies at Sheridan and University of Toronto. She truly considers her education to be a continuing journey.With her long background in adult education, she now teaches and demonstrates in Oakville at the Oakville Arts Society and in Streetsville, Mississauga at Kaleidoscope Arts Studio.
Here’s a small sample of Barb’s work; to view more and her line of clothing, see her website barbarachapman.ca
Giclees (Giclees are typically paper art prints or canvas prints that have been printed using an inkjet printer)