Category Archives: Pictures of art

Art at Leaside Public Library

I installed my show, “The Masks We Hide Behind” at Leaside Public Library today, it hangs until August 31, 2015.

Artist Statement for the show:

The paintings in this exhibit were completed in 2013 – 2014, and were an evolution from the unbridled joy and sense of going with the flow of my earlier paintings to a recognition of the masks and layers of expectations that we hide that joy behind. These paintings are about starting to reveal/show that joy to the world; breaking through the masks and expectations.

I hope you’ll go take a look, if you get the chance.

Leaside Public Library is at 65 McRae Dr, Toronto.

Some pictures of the completed hanging:


Live Painting at Serendipity Bistro

Yesterday (Nov 15, 2014), I painted live in the window at Serendipity Bistro. I started at 11am and finished just before 1pm. It was fun to see people watching me from the other side of the window, and enjoyable to talk to those who came in to look at my paintings that were hanging up, and take a closer look at the works-in-process.

I have posted pictures over on my Facebook page so you can take a look at them there,


We Have No Secrets

I will be part of a joint show with Connie MacLeod at Women’s Art Association of Canada–Oct 2 to Oct 16, 2014, details here

If you’ve been following my posts on my Facebook page, I will be showing my latest works, so it will be a chance to see them in person.

Hope to see you there!

Updated Gallery: Inspired by Nigeria and The Masks We Hide Behind’

I have updated the images of my art: I’ve added pictures of what I’ve been working on over the fall and winter. I was fighting a bit with the camera to get decent pictures, I will try to work on getting better images, but I wanted to get something posted that wasn’t just the work-in-progress type pictures that I post on my personal Facebook page.

The initial set of images that I have added were inspired by my trip to Nigeria in September 2013, and represent, the colours of the landscape there: lush greens, and rusty-red soil and of course then there’s the oil and the colourful clothing. (The appear part-way down the page and are called “Inspired by Nigeria” numbers 1-4. These pieces will also be on display at the Women’s Art Association of Canada during March 2014.

The energy and emotions from those pieces evolved into the idea of the “masks we hide behind” and the layers that are on top of who we really are. It’s an idea I am still exploring so the images I’ve posted are the first 5 in the series, stay tuned for more.

My Art Hanging at Above Ground

I can’t believe I forgot to post pictures of my art hanging at Above Ground, it’s almost time to go and take it down! 🙁

To make this easy, I’m just going to post a link to my Stephanie Barnes Art Facebook page, where I did post pictures

My art at Above Ground Art Supplies

Just a quick note, I heard this past week that I will have an opportunity to hang some of my paintings at Above Ground Art Supplies, downtown location, for the month of November. They have a Staircase Showcase, so I have to pick 4 pieces to hang there for the month.

I hope you’ll drop by and take a look, if you can.

First batch of paintings

I have published a first round of my paintings on the Works of Art page. I have a few more but they are bigger (6′ x 3′ and 6′ x 6′) and I haven’t been able to get a good picture of them.

None of them are framed, unless I have noted otherwise.

All the them are for sale, I have to pay for the habit somehow. 😉

If you are interested, my contact info is on the About page, or you can comment on the page.