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Cindy Barratt, ASA

Biography:

Cindy was born and resided in Spruce Grove, Alberta until 2009, at which time she moved nearby to Stony Plain. She is a self-taught, professional artist, who was interested in art since childhood and in 1991 decided to pursue it as a full-time career.

For many years Cindy primarily worked in watercolour or acrylic with the focus of capturing flowers, their beauty, their “souls” and personalities and from time to time still returns to her “floral roots”. In recent years she has broaden her scope of work to include landscapes, flora and fauna of various conservation and natural areas in the hopes she can generate appreciation, educate and promote the importance of conserving and protecting natural areas, habitats and their species.

In 2013 Cindy began developing an exhibition of works featuring the Iconic Alberta Rose. Working in both watercolour and acrylic these paintings capture the Alberta Rose in various stages, habitats, seasons and conditions, allowing the viewer to draw the parallels between it's nuances and the province and people of Alberta.

Cindy is also very active in the arts community and is a longstanding member of the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove and juried member of the Alberta Society of Artists and has volunteered with both organizations. She has taught art for 25 years and currently teaches classes and workshops at Metro Continuing Education in Edmonton, the AAC in Spruce Grove, and various communities in Alberta.

In 2008, Cindy received the Award of Excellence in the category of Arts from the City of Spruce Grove in recognition of her achievements as an artist as well as for her years of volunteer service with the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove. Her work can be found in collections such as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Treasury Branches, Parkland County, Saskatchewan Government Insurance and the City of Spruce Grove as well many more corporate and private collections. She is represented by The Art Gallery of Alberta, Sales & Rentals, Edmonton, Candler Art Gallery in Camrose, AB, Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, AB, and The Spruce Grove Art Gallery, AB.

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"THE ICONIC ALBERTA ROSE"
works by Cindy Barratt and Susan Casault

McMullen Gallery, U of A Hospital, Edmonton - 2015

VASA Gallery, St. Albert - August 2015

Leighton Art Centre, Calgary - June - August 2017

This exhibition explores the Iconic Alberta Rose, in its various stages and seasons, that so aptly reflects our province and its people. The hardy, yet beautiful and delicate wild rose, seems to grow and thrive in a multitude of habitats, some pristine and others seemingly hostile, such as ditches and road sides. Beneath its beauty and delicate fragrant blossoms, handsome spray of leaves...it also has that prickly side and persistent nature that keeps popping up even after its gets cut, mowed down or sprayed. In fall, it's fruit, rose hips, and fabulous foliage are just as impressive as the summer blossoms. The rose hips have a wide spread appeal for both people and birds...food and medicinal.



Limited Edition Prints on archival fine art paper now available (13 x 19" - $150) or (17 x 22" - $200)

- for details of prints please contact me

Alberta Rose - New Bloom, Fading Bloom

Alberta Rose - New Bloom, Fading Bloom
Watercolour - 22.5" x 30" - $1450 - SOLD - Limited Edition Print (13 x 19" - $150) or (17 x 22" - $200)

Alberta Rose - Flamboyant!

Alberta Rose - Flamboyant!
Watercolour - 15" x 22.5" - $895 - Limited Edition Print (13 x 19" - $150) or (17 x 22" - $200)

Sunny Alberta - Roses #14

Sunny Alberta - Roses #14
Watercolour - 40" x 60" - $4,400 SOLD ------ Limited Edition Print (13 x 19" - $150) or (17 x 22" - $200)

Sunny Alberta - Roses #13

Sunny Alberta - Roses #13
Watercolour - 7.5" x 11" - $460 SOLD ----- Limited Edition Print (13 x 19" - $150) or (17 x 22" - $200)

Sunny Alberta - Roses #12

Sunny Alberta - Roses #12
Watercolor - 30" x 22.5" - $1450

Wild Rose

Wild Rose
Watercolour - 22.5" x 30" - $1450

Alberta Rose - Single

Alberta Rose - Single
Watercolour - 22.5" x 22" - $1200

Alberta Rose - Petalless

Alberta Rose - Petalless
Watercolour - 9.75" x 15" - $565

Alberta Rose - Young Buds

Alberta Rose - Young Buds
Watercolour - 12.5" x 15" - $595

Alberta Rose Hips #1

Alberta Rose Hips #1
Watercolour - 22.5" x 30" - $1450

Alberta Rose Hips #2

Alberta Rose Hips #2
Watercolour on aquabord - varnished - 6" x 6" - $325

Alberta Rose Hips #3

Alberta Rose Hips #3
Watercolour - 15.25" x 15" - $585 SOLD

Alberta Rose - Autumn Foliage #1

Alberta Rose - Autumn Foliage #1
Watercolour on aquabord - varnished - 6" x 6" - $325 SOLD

Alberta Rose #1

Alberta Rose #1
Watercolour on aquabord - varnished - 6" x 6" - $325 - SOLD

Alberta Rose #2

Alberta Rose #2
Watercolour on aquabord - varnished - 6" x 6" - $325 SOLD

Alberta Rose #4

Alberta Rose #4
Watercolour on aquabord - varnished - 6" x 6" - $325

Alberta Rose #7

Alberta Rose #7
Watercolour on aquabord - varnished - 6" x 6" - $325 - SOLD

Alberta Rose Buds #1

Alberta Rose Buds #1
Watercolour on aquabord - varnished - 6" x 6" - $325

Water Arum

Water Arum
Watercolour - 22.5" x 15" - $675 - Sold

Pin Cherry Blossoms

Pin Cherry Blossoms
Watercolour - 15" x 22.5" - Sold

Sparrow's-egg Lady's-slipper and Wild Strawberry

Sparrow's-egg Lady's-slipper and Wild Strawberry
Watercolour - 15" x 11.25" - $585

High Bush-Cranberry Blossoms

High Bush-Cranberry Blossoms
Watercolour - 15" x 11.25" - Sold

Western Wood Lily and Wild Vetch

Western Wood Lily and Wild Vetch
Watercolour - 22.5" x 15" - Sold

Yellow Marsh-Marigold

Yellow Marsh-Marigold
Watercolour - 30" x 22.5" - Sold

Sunny Alberta - Roses #10

Sunny Alberta - Roses #10
Watercolour - 12" x 8 3/4" - Sold

Round-Leaved Orchid

Round-Leaved Orchid
Acrylic on Canvas - 18" x 14" - Sold

A Male Blue Dines on Western Wood Lily

A Male Blue Dines on Western Wood Lily
Acrylic on Board - 8" x 8" - $365 SOLD

Yellow Lady's-slipper

Yellow Lady's-slipper
Acrylic on Board - 5" x 5" - $285

Fritillary Dines on Dandeline

Fritillary Dines on Dandeline
Acrylic on Board - 5" x 5" - Sold
ADDITIONAL ARTWORK - FLORALS AND MORE

Iris Eloquence #1

Iris Eloquence #1
Watercolour - 22.5" x 30" - $1450

Iris Eloquence #2

Iris Eloquence #2
Watercolour - 15" x 11" - $525 - SOLD

Alstroemeria - "Advendo"

Alstroemeria - "Advendo"
Watercolour - 22.5" x 30" - $1450

Easter Lily

Easter Lily
Watercolour - 30" x 22.5" - $1450

"Sun" Flower

"Sun" Flower
Watercolour - 22.5" x 20.5" - $1150 - SOLD

Peony Pizzazz #14

Peony Pizzazz #14
Watercolour - 30" x 45" - $2,200

Bearded Iris #1

Bearded Iris #1
Watercolour - 30" x 22.4" - $950 - SOLD

Prairie Rose #1

Prairie Rose #1
Watercolour - 11" x 7.5" - $400 SOLD

White and Purple Petunias

White and Purple Petunias
Watercolour 22.5" x 30" - $1450

Cindy Barratt, ASA - Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE:
dbarratt@telus.net
EDUCATION:
1996, 1997, 1998  - Critique Group for Professional Artists - Eileen Raucher Sutton
1995                    - Developmental Painting (Critiques) - Eileen Raucher Sutton
1992 - 1995          - Workshops/University of Alberta extension courses with Barbara
                              Hartmann, Harry Savage, Jerry Heine, Brian Atyeo,
                              Robert Sinclair, Frances Alty-Arscott, Noboru Kubo,
                             Gregg Johnson, Joyce Kamikura                                   
1978                     - Graduated with Honours in Matriculation,
                              Spruce Grove Composite High School, Alberta
WORK EXPERIENCE:

1993 - present        - Instructing art classes and workshops for children, teens and adult
                              beginner/intermediate levels at Metro Continuing Education,
                              AAC of Spruce Grove, and
                              community art organizations in Alberta
2010                      - Access TV Course Connections for
                              Metro Continuing Education
2009                      - Interactive Feature Artist at the Red Deer Artwalk
2009 & 2002           - City TV Breakfast Show Art Demonstration for Metro
                               Continuing Education
2008 & 2009          - Art Critiques for Edmonton Art Club and Society of Western
                              Canadian Artists
2007 – 2009           - Alberta Society of Artists – North Branch Public Art Lecture
                              Co-ordinator
2005 –2007            - Alberta Society of Artists - Councillor at Large
                               Provincial Executive
2003 & 2012           - Serve on ASA Scholarship Jury          
2002 & 2010           - Juror for the Alberta Society of Artists annual membership jury
1996 - 2000            - Alberta Society of Artists - Provincial Exhibition Councillor
2000 - 2002            - ASA Exhibition Co-ordinator for Travelling Exhibition,
                               “Bridging a New Century”
1994 - 1997             - Federation of Canadian Artists, Edmonton Branch,
                                Membership Chairperson
1991 - 95 &              - Served as Vice President, President and Past President of the
1997 - 1999               Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove                                      
SOLO & 2 PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
Dec/Jan 2015           - "The Iconic Alberta Rose" - McMullen Gallery, Edmonton
2010/11                    - "Studies of Nature" - Misericordia Hospital
2009                        - “A Conservation Portrait – Wagner Natural Area” ,
                                  Spruce Grove Art Gallery
2005 – 2007              - “A Conservation Portrait – Natural Habitats and Species” ,
                                  Travelling Solo Exhibitions at Kerry Wood Nature Centre,
                                  (Red Deer), Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery, 
                                  MCPAG (Stony Plain), 
                                  2 Person Exhibition - McMullen Gallery (Edmonton).
2003                          - “Captured in Colour” - 2 Person Exhibition - Scott Gallery,
                                    Edmonton
2000                          - "Petal Into Spring" - Pacif'ic Gallery, Saskatoon
2001, 1999, 1995, 1994 - "Flower Power I, II, III and IV" - Manulife Place East, Edmonton
1998                          - Recent Work (2 Person) - Generations Gallery, Stony Plain
1997                          - "Flowers Escapes" (2 Person) - Misericordia Hospital, Edmonton
1997                          - "A Breath of Spring" - Special-T-Gallery, Edmonton 
1996                          - "Flowers" - Rowles & Company, The Carvery/Westin Hotel, Edm
1996                          - "Bloom Out the Winter Blues", Walterdale Playhouse Gallery, Edm
1995                          - "Endangered Treasures" (2 Person) - Special-T-Gallery, Edmonton
1995                          - "Exploring Canadian Flora and Fauna"(2 Person) - Oppertshauser
                                   Gallery, Stony Plain
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2014                           - "Wild Alberta" - (3 artists) - MCPAG, Stony Plain, AB
2013                           - "Open Water 2013" - CSPWC Juried Exhibition - Leighton Art Centre, Calgary
2013                           - "Abundance of Nature" - Akokiniskway Gallery, Rosebud, AB
2012                           - "Abundance of Nature" - CAVA Gallery, Edmonton
2012                           - "Inspired by Travel" Juried Exhibition - Leighton Art Centre, Calgary
2011                           - "Blossoms & Botanicals" Juried Exhibition - Whyte Museum, Banff
2011                           - ASA Open Juried Travelling Exhibition - "The Forest Show",
                                    various Alberta galleries
2008                           - "A Bird in the Hand - Profiles Public Art Gallery, At. Albert
2008 - 2010                 - ASA Juried Travelling Exhibition – “Small is All”,
                                    various galleries across Canada
2006                            - “Women in the Landscape–Preserving Habitats and Species” ,
                                     Leighton Art Centre, Calgary
2006, 2000 & 1994        - “Into the Garden" – Juried Group Shows, Red Deer 
                                      & District Museum
2005 – 2006                  - ASA Juried Travelling 75th Anniversary Exhibition,
                                     “Memory & Identity”, Public Alberta galleries
2004 – 2008                  - ASA Juried Group Show – “Child’s Play”, McMullen Gallery,
                                      Edm. & AFA Travelling Program
2004, 03 & 02               - ASA Juried Group Shows, Edmonton City Hall
2001 - 2003                  - "Blooming Prairie" - AFA Travelling Exhibition Program,
                                      various Public Venues, Alberta
2000                            - "Open Water" - CSPWC 75th Annual Open Juried Exhibition,
                                      Toronto, ON
2000 - 2002                  - "Bridging a New Century" - ASA Juried Travelling Exhibition,
                                      various Public Galleries, Alberta  
GALLERIES:
Leighton Art Centre, Calgary
Candler Art Gallery, Camrose
The Spruce Grove Art Gallery (Allied Arts Council)
ART AFFILIATIONS:
- The Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) - since 1995                                                       
- Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove (AAC) – since 1991
- AFCA - Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists 1996-98
COLLECTIONS:
- The Alberta Foundation for the Arts
- Alberta Treasury Branches
- Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove - Arch Art, AB
- Birdsell Grant Gardner, Stony Plain, AB
- City of Spruce Grove (Municipal Purchase 1998, 1995 and 1991)
- Food Beverage Canada, Edmonton, AB
- J.S. Wood Public Library, Saskatoon, SK
- Keith Bowering Professional Corporation - Baker Clinic, Edmonton, AB
- KI Westberg Professional Corporation, Red Deer, AB
- Medical Offices of Dr. Leiberman, Dr. Robert Black and Dr. Gail Black, Edmonton, AB
- Mella Accounting, Stony Plain, AB
- Parkland County, Stony Plain, AB
- Priel & Co. Law Office, Saskatoon, SK
- Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Regina, SK
- Town of Stony Plain, AB
- University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB
- Westgrove Clinic, Spruce Grove, AB
- Private Collections in Canada, United States, Japan and Australia
PUBLICATIONS/COMMISSIONS:
- 2013 & 2014 - The Lung Association Alberta & NWT Artworks Fundraising Campaigns
- 2011 - Commission for City of Spruce Grove, painting for Community Spirit Award
- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 - Painting Commissions for Wagner Natural Society
- 2006 – The Ark (Spring Edition) Nature Conservancy of Canada Publication
- 2005 – Partners in Preservation (Summer) Newsletter – Alberta Parks and Protected Areas
- 2000 "Alberta Society of Artists, The First Seventy Years"
- 2000 - 2001 Magazin'Art Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists in Galleries
- 1998 Edmonton Transit Art Program, Edmonton, AB
- 1998 and 1997 FEESA Calendars, Environmental Education Society in Alberta
AWARDS:
- 2011 2nd Prize - Masters Category, Open Art Competition, AAC of Spruce Grove
- 2010 3rd Prize - Masters Category, Open Art Competition, AAC of Spruce Grove
- 2008 City of Spruce Grove Award of Excellence in the Arts
- 2004 Honourable Mention, Open Art Competition, AAC of Spruce Grove
- 2001 First Prize - Advanced, Open Art Competition, AAC of Spruce Grove
- 1999 and 1997, 3rd Prize, Juried Art Show, AAC of Spruce Grove
- 1996, 2nd Prize and People's Choice Award, Juried Art Show, AAC of Spruce Grove
- 1995 and 1994 - First in Watercolour Competition, Orchid Society of Alberta