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Anne Barkley currently resides in the country farmland region of Eastern Ontario, near Ottawa. She attended Queen's University in Kingston for her undergraduate studies, and also earned a Certificate of Fine Arts and a Teacher of Adults Certificate (both with distinction) from St. Lawrence College. As a teacher, Barkley has attended numerous workshops in Canada and the United States and has taught at many, including classes with St. Lawrence College, Routes to Learning, Elderhostel, and South Georgia College. She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and belongs to several other art groups and organizations. Her award winning work has been held in public and private collections across Canada.


For me, the passion and joy of painting is first and always in making the art, and then in the clients, teachers, students, and other artists I meet along the way. I am constantly exploring new ideas, subjects, methods and materials, and everything I experience has an influence on my work. At present my interest is in finding a complexity in simple abstract shapes that will call on the imagination, engage and challenge the viewer to explore an underlying feeling or emotion that goes beyond words. My tools are strength, determination, passion, paint, colour, design, shape, pattern, line, texture, value, edges and space, repetition with variety, movement and rhythm.


Group Exhibitions:

2007                         Toronto Art Expo
2007                         Leonardo Gallery, Gallery Artists Exhibit
2005                         St Lawrence College Alumni Association
2000 – 2005             South Dundas Artists Guild
2005                         Brockville Artists Studio
2004                         Ottawa Art Association
2000 – 2004             Thousand Islands Fine Art Association
2002                         Brave Art

Juried Exhibitions:

2001 – 2006             Cornwall Regional Art Gallery
                                 (one honourable mention, one second prize)
2004 - 2006             Ottawa Mixed Media Association
                                 (two awards of excellence)
2004 - 2006             Ottawa Art Festival
2004 - 2006             Toronto Inside Art Show
2002, 2004, 2005     Elmwood Home and Art Show; Ottawa
2004                         North Country Regional Juried Art Show
                                 Potsdam, New York
2001 to 2004            Ottawa Water Colour Society, 3 juror’s awards


Featured Artist Exhibitions:

2006                         Leonardo Gallery, Transcendent, two-person exhibition
2006                         Shutter & Brush Gallery, Port Stanley
                                 Creativity, two-person exhibition
2005                         Merrickville Old Town Hall Gallery
                                 Four From Here to There, four-person exhibition
2003 - 2005             GalleriArt, the Ottawa Artists Cooperative
2003                         Cornwall Regional Art Gallery
                                 Dichotomy, two-person exhibition