Barbara Sutherland

Price range: $300-3000

Secluded Island

12x16" oil on wood



Barbara Sutherland

Lievre River, Gatineau

12x16" oil on wood



Kayak Country

12x16" oil on wood



oil on wood 12x16"



16x12" oil on wood



Martineau Homestead, Gatineau

16x12" oil on wood









Toronto Island Cottage Watercolor

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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.”



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



2018: Water Reflections, CSPWC juried exhibition

CSPWC/SFA Exhibition, Avignon France

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2001: S.C.A., Annual Juried Show

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

2000: Women on Front, Peterson Fine Art Gallery, Toronto

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

Art Gallery of Mississauga, Annual Juried Exhibition

Society of Canadian Artists, Annual Juried Exhibition

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

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

Inspired by Newfoundland, Heliconia Club with Doris McCarthy

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

Gallery 306, Annual Juried Exhibition, Toronto



Ontario Society of Artists

Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour