Barbara Pedersen is a representational oil painter based on Vancouver Island. She was born and raised near Vancouver on the west coast of Canada close to the ocean and rain forests of BC.
In 1975 Barbara received a Commercial Art Diploma from Douglas College in Vancouver BC. In 2010 a semester at Watts Atelier in California provided an invaluable experience, that helped shape her expression of art.
Inspiration starts with a Plein air painting using a limited palette, where rhythm, patterns, light and values come together to create a small part of the landscape experience.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division