Anne Barkley

Anne Barkley

Anne Barkley is a contemporary artist based in Williamsburg, Ontario. She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, and she belongs to several other Art groups, including East Central Ontario Art Association, Pontiac Art Association, CARFAC, (Canadian Artists’ Representation), and Ottawa Mixed Media Artists. In speaking of her work, Barkley states:

“My subject matter is eclectic, often abstracted; my process, intuitive. The paintings lead my continuing quest through exciting new forms of expression.

In my work, I endeavour to capture something of the spirit of people and their environments, often inspired by the beauty of our Canadian landscape. I invite the viewer to step into a world of simple, strong abstract shapes and beautiful colours, and to respond by finding a personal meaning. That response is indispensable to me. The images invite the viewer to enter and negotiate the implied spaces, to study what is seen or imagined, to write their own story.”

Barkley has exhibited her work in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, New York City and by invitation at the 7th Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. Barkley has taught classes and workshops in Canada and the US.

Anne Barkley is a contemporary artist based in Williamsburg, Ontario. She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, and she belongs to several other Art groups, including East Central Ontario Art Association, Pontiac Art Association, CARFAC, (Canadian Artists’ Representation), and Ottawa Mixed Media Artists. In speaking of her work, Barkley states:

“My subject matter is eclectic, often abstracted; my process, intuitive. The paintings lead my continuing quest through exciting new forms of expression.

In my work, I endeavour to capture something of the spirit of people and their environments, often inspired by the beauty of our Canadian landscape. I invite the viewer to step into a world of simple, strong abstract shapes and beautiful colours, and to respond by finding a personal meaning. That response is indispensable to me. The images invite the viewer to enter and negotiate the implied spaces, to study what is seen or imagined, to write their own story.”

Barkley has exhibited her work in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, New York City and by invitation at the 7th Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. Barkley has taught classes and workshops in Canada and the US.