About Barb's Process
My art is spontaneous and playful, resulting in work that has intrigue and interest.
I love that inks are a medium which lends themselves to unexpected discoveries, and emerge as fascinating, unique paintings.
I am inspired by nature, relationships, experiences, and the complexity these interactions create in our lives and I believe that inks replicate life. They mix and mingle, creating layers upon layers of experiences. What remains after the alcohol evaporates is an impression of the inks presence on the surface; thusly the name of my website: impressiveart.ca.
I appreciate the freedom that inks offer from the seemingly predictability of life.
Oil painting since the age of 9, Barb has spent the past 50 years discovering and exploring the various media available to artists. When she found inks, she claims she could have thrown out all other media in her art room. But, of course, she didn’t.
She has studied under several local and international artists and enjoys researching and exploring works by early abstract expressionists. She easily becomes enthralled in the process of painting and enjoys having no preconceived notions of what a piece will look like until it’s done. She finds the unpredictability both refreshing and freeing.
For a current list of retailer please see the Merchandise & Events Page.
Art Shows & Sales
2023 Lake Country Art Walk
2023 Arts on the Avenue, Kelowna
2023 Kelowna Arts Council, solo show Marmalade Cat Café
2022 Artsolutely (North Okanagan Arts Council)
2021 - 2023 Imagine Pandosy Art Festival (annual event)
2021 - 2022 Intuit Art Show & Sale (6 shows)
2021 Arts on the Avenue, Kelowna
2021 Kelowna Arts Council, solo show Marmalade Cat Café
2019 Arts on the Avenue, Kelowna
2019 Leduc Art Walk
2018 Predator Ridge Art Show
Markets & Product Vendors
2022 – current Vernon Community Arts Centre Gift Shop
2022 – current SWAC (YLW Gift Shop)
2020 – current Armstrong Art Gallery
2020 – current Picture Perfect, Kelowna
2020 – current Hillcrest Market
2020 New Moon Gallery, West Kelowna
2019 – current Penticton Art Gallery
2018 – 2019 Divine Inspired Gifts & Gallery
2019 Blackfish Apparel
2017 – current Craft Culture
2017 – 2019 SWAC Gallery
2017 Canada Day Market Place