Barbara Chapman

Artist member since 2020
Oakville, Ontario

Born on the eastern edge of Canada, Barbara is influenced by the world we live in; coast-lines, plant-life, the ever changing light and atmosphere. Her inspiration comes from land, water and growing things. Initially self-taught, she has continued her studies of art and art history at both Sheridan College and the University of Toronto. Studio work includes painting, drawing, print-making and textiles. A gentle palette, sensitive brush and knife passages create images that speak of time and place. Barbara also works with many students of oil-painting in the Mississauga area and considers her own education to be a life journey.



Favourite medium

definitely oils - just gestured with a brush or a knife

How long have you been creating art?

A very long time ... maybe always!

Which piece of art you've created is your favourite, and why?

It is a large piece called "In the Morning" (3' x 3'). It speaks to how life often looks better in the light of day.

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

sensitive, kind, caring


University of Toronto
Art and Art History


Sheridan College
Art and Art History

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