Anne Barkley 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), Ottawa Mixed Media Artists; she is an Elected Fellow, Ottawa Watercolour Society. Anne 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. Anne has taught classes and workshops in Canada and the US.
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 but strong abstract shapes and beautiful colours, and to respond by finding a personal meaning. That response seems to bring the fulfillment or completion of my creation. The images invite the viewer to enter and negotiate the implied spaces, to study what is seen or imagined, to write their own story.