Barbara Sutherland

 

 

Plein air GeorgianBay North Passage oil on wood 12x16" each

Barbara Sutherland


 

Gatineau 16x12" oil on wood


Watercolor

 

 

Born in Toronto, Barbara Sutherland graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1984 after a final year of study in Florence, Italy.
She is a member of both the Ontario Society of Artists  and the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.

 Barbara’s  travels by boat and RV across Canada provide abundant material for her work. Summers are spent cruising Lake Huron’s North Channel where Barbara paints in oils and watercolours in secluded anchorages, along wooded trails and windswept shores. A rugged, remote landscape appeals to her. With abundant enthusiasm for life’s adventures, Barbara delights in the solitary hike to find new inspiration in nature.

A bold manner expresses her delight for new places, coastal landscapes, changing seasons and her love of colour, both seen and felt.

While Barbara considers landscape and the energetic abstraction of it to be the thrust of her work, she is fond of portraiture and turns her hand successfully to it as well. In the 2010 CSPWC international juried competition, a portrait of the artist’s father won the Curry’s – M. Graham & Co. Award for watercolour.

 Collectors of Barbara’s paintings comment on the excellent use of colour and line to create good, rhythmic compositions.  In the words of the late Doris McCarthy, “Barbara’s works show a delightful sense of design. She uses colour with freedom and courage which makes her paintings good to live with.”

 

AWARDS

 

2010   Curry’s & Graham Co. Award for Watercolour,

           CSPWC Open Water Juried Show

2008   Woolfitt’s Award for Watercolour, CSPWC Open Water Juried Show

2000   Ledsham Award, Ontario Society of Artists Juried Show

2000   Woolfitt’s Award for Watercolour, Scarborough Arts Council

1981   Printmaking and Drawing Award of the Year, Guelph University, Fine Arts

1976   Artist of the Year Award, Sir. John A. MacDonald Collegiate

 

 

SELECTED SHOWS

 

2018   Water Reflections, CSPWC juried exhibition

2018   CSPWC/SFA Exhibition, Avignon France

2018   Inside/Outside, Fool’s Paradise

           Yorkminster Park Gallery, Toronto

2017   Water and Pigment: Mysterious Interactions

           CSPWC Diploma Collection, Peel Art Gallery

2015   The Kingston Prize, Canadian Portrait Competition Finalist

2015   Watermark, CSPWC Ontario Regional Juried Exhibition

2010   Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Open Water, Toronto

2008   Scarborough Arts Council, Hiu-Shiu Hung Gallery, Toronto

2008   C.S.W.P.C., Open Water, Toronto

2008   Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2006   C.S.P.W.C., Open Water, Toronto

2005   Ontario Society of Artists, Hummingbird Centre, Toronto

2004   Cancer Fundraiser Show, Tilley Endurables with Doris McCarthy, Toronto

2004   S.A.C., Annual Juried Show, Toronto

2004   Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2002   S.A.C. Annual Juried Show, Toronto

2001   S.C.A., Annual Juried Show

2001   Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2000   Women on Front, Peterson Fine Art Gallery, Toronto

2000   O.S.A., Art and Healing Exhibition, Toronto

2000   Art Gallery of Mississauga, Annual Juried Exhibition

2000   Society of Canadian Artists, Annual Juried Exhibition

2000   C.S.P.W.C., Open Water, Toronto

1999   C.S.P.W.C., Open Water, Toronto

1999   Inspired by Newfoundland, Heliconia Club with Doris McCarthy

1999   O.S.A. New Member’s Show, Toronto

1998   Bowmanville Arts Centre, Annual Juried Show

1997   Colour and Form Society, Annual Juried Show

1995   Colour and Form Society, Annual Juried Show

1993   C.S.P.W.C., Open Water, Toronto

1993   Gallery 306, Annual Juried Exhibition, Toronto

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

Ontario Society of Artists

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour