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Barbara Helen Pickett is a watercolour artist who recently moved to the "West Coast of Ontario", to Grand Bend,
with it's incredible sunsets, sand dunes, and scenery kissed by Mother Nature.
For 20 years I have been painting architecture and scenery based on my local surroundings, from Northwestern Ontario,
Muskoka, Port Credit, Grand Bend and travels further abroad. My studies included classes from the
Newmarket School of Fine Art and Visual Arts Mississauga where I grew to appreciate how watercolour allows
the paint to dance on the paper, reflect light, and how the mix of certain colours can result in truly luminous paintings.
Between the softness of this medium, and "happy accidents", watercolours truly allow for unique art pieces.
I enjoy taking photographs of unique vistas that I later turn into watercolour paintings, often combining bits
and pieces of multiple photos to arrive at a result that captures the charm of the scene.
I have led numerous watercolour painting workshops, exhibited in juried shows and arts drives,
as well as in my first "Virtual Gallery Show", in conjunction with the Arts on the Credit, of Mississauga.
All of these experiences have led me to focus on capturing the ambiance of a scene, and translating it
into a painting that speaks to the viewer.
I invite you to take a walk with me into a "World of Watercolour" and find a scene that makes you smile...Barbara