There is always a painting in progress on Barb Ritchie’s easel as she works from her home studio in Barrrie, Ontario. She is also an avid on location painter in the local area or while travelling. Panoramic landscapes, backyard birds and animals, still life settings and people are all subjects she enjoys capturing.
Barb is best known for her soft pastels, watercolour and oils. She has recently added acrylics to this list and now includes instuction in this medium when teaching workshops and classes.
Barb is a signature member of Pastel Artists Canada and an active member of the Barrie Art Club. Each year she enjoys exhibiting in juried, group and solo exhibitions. Several of Barb’s paintings have earned awards and her work has been collected across Canada as well as in other countries.