barb lougheed art




INTRODUCTION


Barb lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a city that has a number of excellent galleries and a thriving art scene.



ARTIST STATEMENT
Barb Lougheed is an Ottawa-based abstract artist, working in oil on canvas and pastels on paper. Barb’s process is intuitive, necessitating painting out and adding shapes, reweighting the composition, working to balance colours, tones and movements. She starts by creating with complexity, bordering on chaos, and then edits to create breathing room and a way to negotiate through the intensity, an apt metaphor for how we make our way through the world.


EXHIBIT LIST

  • Carleton University Art Gallery, Community Art Exhibit, 2017.
  • Ottawa Art Gallery ART Rentals and Sales, Art and Parcel Christmas Show, 2016.
  • Ottawa Art Gallery ART Rentals and Sales, 2015 - 2016.
  • Ottawa Art Gallery ART Rentals and Sales, Art and Parcel Christmas Show, 2015.
  • Arts Ottawa East (AOE) Arts Council, Selections, annual juried show, 2015.
  • Centrepointe Gallery, City of Ottawa, Solo show, (The Inner Universe II), 2015.
  • Ottawa Little Theatre Ottawa Arts Association group exhibits 2013 - 2016.
  • Carleton University Art Gallery, Community Art Exhibit, 2014.
  • Chez Lucien, 2013.
  • @TheSpace Conference and Meeting Centre, Ottawa, 2013.
  • AOE exhibit, Shenkman Centre, 2013.
  • Mill Street Gallery of Contemporary Art, Almonte, Solo show (The Inner Universe), 2012.
EDUCATION AND MENTORSHIP

  • Visual Arts Centre, independent studies, David Lafrance, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
  • Montreal Visual Arts Centre, open studio, Harold Klunder, January 2012.
  • Ottawa School of Art - open studios, Blaire Sharpe. 2008-9, 2011-12.
  • Toni Onley Project, Wells BC, July 15-25, 2011. Mentors, Harold Klunder and Libby Hague. This was a 10-day open studio with professional artists and emerging artists, in an artists' community in the middle of the wilds of BC.
  • Sue Ukkola, encaustic workshop, 2011.
  • Hedda Sidla, creativity workshop, 2010.
  • Hedda Sidla, acrylic open studio classes, 2001-2005.
  • Haliburton School of Art, summer 2004.
  • Algonquin College, drawing class, 2003.
AWARDS

  • Ottawa Art Association, Spring Juried Awards, 1st prize in oil category, 2015.
  • Ontario Arts Council exhibition assistance, 2014.











barb lougheed art