Barbara Davis

Barbara Davis

My passion to paint reflects my heart and soul. I have a desire to give meaning to lives that otherwise would walk on by and be forgotten. My paintings allow the viewer the opportunity to meet who I am and feel what I feel and see.


Barbara grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian west coast in Vancouver. She comes from an artistic family who encouraged her to pursue her interests. Throughout her early life and education she developed the love of the human figure and especially faces. After raising her family in Calgary Barbara decided to return to her art and started to paint again. Her desire to express herself was influenced and fueled by Vincent van Gogh’s colourful, expressive and haunting paintings. Through watercolour she uses line and colour so others could share her experience. Recently she has begun to explore pastels and oils. Her passion is to capture a portrait.

Education:

Lord Byng High School – Visual Arts and Anatomy
Vancouver School of Art – Drawing and Printmaking
University of British Columbia – Education with Art Major
Swinton Art Studio (Calgary) – Figure Drawing and Painting
Workshops: Jean Pedersen, Alex Fong and Calgary Watercolour Symposium

Exhibitions and Awards:

Leighton Centre International Figurative Exhibition
Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists - National Exhibition
Calgary Exhibition and Stampede – 2005 Winner and 2006 Third
Sunnyside Hillhurst Art Group – Art Shows
Parkdale Independent Studio Group – Art Shows
Calgary Community Painters
Calgary Sketch Club Show and Sales

 

8 Seconds

8 Seconds
14.5"x18.5"
Watercolour

Chad

Chad
15.5"x17"
Watercolour

Fort Street Market

Fort Street Market
16"x20"
Pastel

Japanese Midnight Bloomer

Japanese Midnight Bloomer
12.5"x16.5"
Pastel


 

 

 

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