Barbara GirouardArtisan
Box 43 Site 3 RR1Calahoo,Alberta, Canada
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About Barbara Girouard

Artist Statement

Viewing a painting is as close as one can get to a telepathic experience, sharing the vision from the mind of the artist. The challenge for me is to create as accurate a depiction as possible, so the mind of the observer is transported into my vision.


I create from my own visual experiences, hoping to share the emotional stimulation I experienced from the composition, the light and the colours. I chose realism in oil because of the challenges it presents, getting the shapes just right and proportional, colours in perfectly balanced intensity. I put my skills in competition with my vision, hoping that my skills are equal to the demands.


I had painted with acrylics for several years but was never satisfied with my lack of ability to create and blend colours I desired. Through a chance encounter with an acquaintance, I found an instructor who was able to teach me the skills I needed and challenged me to really see shapes, lights and colour. As the saying goes, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.


I feel like I have spent most of my life observing the world around me, storing images in my memory, waiting for the time to release them into my paintings. I most want to convey my reverence for life and all its creations. I hope that I have succeeded in sharing my sense of wonder and appreciation for the world we live on.

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"Sleep is Golden" (Giclee)

"Sleep is Golde...

by Barbara Girouard

$145.00

"How wide the Valley"  (Giclee)

"How wide the V...

by Barbara Girouard

$495.00

"Having a chew" (Original hand drawn)

"Having a chew"...

by Barbara Girouard

$575.00

"Reveille" (Original hand drawn)

"Reveille" (Ori...

by Barbara Girouard

$575.00

"Summer velvet" (Original oil on canvas)

"Summer velvet"...

by Barbara Girouard

$775.00

"Christmas crab apples #3" (Giclee)

"Christmas crab...

by Barbara Girouard

$375.00

"Christmas crab apples #3" (Original oil on canvas)

"Christmas crab...

by Barbara Girouard

$975.00

"Christmas crab apples #2" (Original oil on canvas)

"Christmas crab...

by Barbara Girouard

$975.00

"Christmas crab apples #2" (Giclee)

"Christmas crab...

by Barbara Girouard

$395.00

"Autumn brass" Original oil on canvas

"Autumn brass" ...

by Barbara Girouard

$495.00

"Cattails and muskrat"  (Original oil on canvas)

"Cattails and m...

by Barbara Girouard

$595.00

"TRANQUILLITY BAY" (Giclee)

"TRANQUILLITY B...

by Barbara Girouard

$595.00

"True north strong and free" (Giclee)

"True north str...

by Barbara Girouard

$595.00

'Spirit island' (Print)

'Spirit is...

by Barbara Girouard

$250.00

"Spirit island" (Giclee)

"Spirit island"...

by Barbara Girouard

$595.00

"Spirit Island"  Original oil on canvas, Selected by Ducks Unlimited  (Sponsor print fundraising)

"Spirit Island"...

by Barbara Girouard

$3,800.00

"Age and grace" (Giclee)

"Age and grace"...

by Barbara Girouard

$595.00

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