barb lougheed art


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

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.


  • Rails End Gallery, Solo show, (Erasure), Haliburton, ON, 2019.
  • Clover Restaurant, Group Show for International Women's Day, Ottawa, ON, 2019.
  • Cube Gallery, Great Big Smalls Christmas Show, Ottawa, ON, 2018.
  • Arts Network Ottawa (Arts Ottawa East - AOE) Gallery, Solo show, (Erasure), Ottawa, ON, 2018.
  • AOE Selections, annual juried show, Ottawa, ON, 2018.
  • Galerie Old Chelsea, Solo show, (Erasure), Ottawa, ON, 2018.
  • Clover Restaurant, Solo show, Ottawa, ON, 2018.
  • Cube Gallery, Great Big Smalls Christmas Show, Ottawa, ON, 2017.
  • AOE Selections, annual juried show, Ottawa, ON, 2017.
  • Ottawa Art Gallery ART Rentals and Sales, 2015 - 2017.
  • Ottawa Art Gallery ART Rentals and Sales, Art and Parcel Christmas Show, 2015 and 2016.
  • AOE Arts Council, Selections, annual juried show, Ottawa, ON, 2015.
  • Centrepointe Gallery, City of Ottawa, Solo show, (The Inner Universe II), Nepean, ON, 2015.
  • Ottawa Little Theatre Ottawa Arts Association group exhibits 2013 - 2017.
  • Carleton University Art Gallery, Community Art Exhibit, Ottawa, ON, 2014.
  • Chez Lucien, Ottawa, ON, 2013.
  • @TheSpace Conference and Meeting Centre, Ottawa, ON, 2013.
  • AOE exhibit, Shenkman Centre, Ottawa, ON, 2013.
  • Mill Street Gallery of Contemporary Art, Almonte, ON, Solo show (The Inner Universe), 2012.

  • Ottawa School of Art, independent studies, Sharon VanStarkenburg, 2018 - 2019.
  • Montreal Visual Arts Centre, independent studies, David Lafrance, 2013, 2014, 2016 - 2018.
  • 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.

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


"Alligator Crossing" (far left) was chosen as the background for the cover of the 2017 Edition of the Indie Bible, an acclaimed international resource for independent musicians and songwriters.

barb lougheed art