Barbara Brintnell, FOWS
Barbara Brintnell was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and lived in Munich, Germany, throughout her school and University studies. She came to Canada in 1969 and has lived in Ottawa ever since. Barbara has been interested in photography, sketching and painting all her life, but only in 1993 when she retired from a management position at Bell Canada, she started to paint full-time.
Barbara loves the challenges of watercolour as a spontaneous yet demanding medium; she prefers to paint both landscapes and flowers “en plein air”, an activity which combines well with her love of observing nature. In her studio she creates abstract still life paintings as well as sketches done in watercolour pencils.
Barbara is an elected Fellow of the Ottawa Watercolour Society, OWS, and member of East Central Ontario Art Association, ECOAA. She is a member of Art Lending of Ottawa, ALO and Plein Air Ensemble, PAE.
Her work has been accepted in juried shows in Ottawa, Bancroft, Belleville, Halliburton, Etobicoke, Peterborough, Brockville, Old Chelsea and in the visitors Centre of Algonquin Park and other places. Her paintings have been sold to homes in Ontario, Quebec, Germany, Austria England, Scotland, Florida and California.
Barbara’s paintings can be viewed at these group websites: www.owswatercolour.com ; www.ecoaa.ca ; andwww.pleinairensemble.ca