Badge of Awesome Communities invites you to share your favourite things to see and do in cool destinations around the world. We caught up with the folks from The Working Art Studio of Barbara Pearn — one of our featured attractions from Grey County, Ontario — to learn about what they have to offer.
What makes The Working Art Studio of Barbara Pearn awesome?
“Barbara’s unique textural colourful paintings depict the natural rural surroundings where Barbara lives. The natural environment of the Beaver Valley drew her and her husband to Grey County over 20 years ago. She paints in the studio and it’s filled with paint and primed canvas and boards ready to go. It’s often a mess.
In spite of the mess of a working studio, and work in progress, Barbara welcomes visitors who would like to see her work. Paintings are hung on the walls for viewing and Barbara is often available during the week, and at other times by appointment.
Barbara is well known in the area as an artist. One of her favourite subjects are the barns of the area. She participates in art shows and events in the area during the fall and holiday season.
Barbara paints in oils on birch panel or canvas in her studio from her own photographs. Interesting lighting and shadows capture her interest while she is driving in the area. She has been known to pull over to take photographs of a cloud formation or evening shadows or light which is visible for a very short time.
Barbara is inspired by the work of Tom Thomson and Van Gogh.
To visit her studio and see her work please call ahead to make an appointment.”
Visit www.barbarapearn.com to learn more!