Barb DeRousie Art
Multimedia Visual Artist

Past Events

27 Feb 2020 - 1 Jun 2020 Creative Visionary Program - Art2Life Category: Workshop/Class Event Website:
“Creativity is not something we ever lose, but rather something that has just been overlooked, possibly relegated years ago to a still, unused corner of our being. However, it still remains quietly within us all, patiently waiting, just below the surface of things. Till now.”

— Nicholas Wilton

Come experience an Art2Life Workshop, designed for the absolute beginner or seasoned artist, and get inspired, again. I started the Art2Life Creative Visionary Program on February 27, 2020 after following a FREE online WORKSHOP where Nicholas took us through the first 3 Principles of Art—Design, Value & Colour. I couldn’t wait to learn more, and little did I know, it wasn’t just information we’d be getting out of this workshop, but really getting below the surface and discovering what inspires us, what we desire, and looking at our artwork from the past, present and where we imagine going in the future!

This is a 12 week online program and by the end of it I will have had an opportunity to use acrylic paints, instead of watercolour, and hopefully will be producing art that REALLY REFLECTS WHO I AM! Pretty exciting!
22 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019 “Coming Home” - an exhibition of original watercolour paintings by Barb DeRousie Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Event Website: Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, 318 Wale Road, Victoria (Colwood), BC, Canada Reception: 25 May 2019

This is Barb’s first ever solo art show! An exhibition and sale of watercolour paintings depicting images of the Pacific Westcoast, from her birthplace in Victoria, British Columbia to the Pacific coast of Mexico. She leaves the cooler temps in the winter for sun and surf and reconnects with friends in a quaint Mexican beach town. It feels like COMING HOME-a place of great relaxation and beauty, conducive to creativity. Here she also reflects on the beauty of the Westcoast where she grew up and always appreciates COMING HOME.

The show starts Wednesday, May 22nd and goes until Sunday, June 2nd from 11-5, closed Monday and Tuesday. A wine and cheese reception will be held Saturday, May 22nd to meet the artist.
14 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018 Gifts $ Wishes Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Wale Road, Victoria (Colwood), BC, Canada
This is the perfect opportunity to find a gift for that special person!
11 Oct 2018 RAW: Victoria presents Ovation Category: Show/Exhibit Price: 20.00 Through event page link Event Website: Venue: Capital Ballroom, 858 Yates Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
For the first time in Victoria, RAW:natural born artists is coming! This is an organization of artists supporting artists world-wide, to showcase their work in visual arts, fashion, make-up, accessories, theatre, dance, music and the visual arts. It is with humbleness that I am fortunate to be part of this amazing showcase!
31 Jan 2018 - 11 Feb 2018 Art from the Attic Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Event Website: Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, 103-318 Wale Road, Colwood, BC, Canada Reception: 3 Feb 2018
Art from the Attic

January 31 to February 11, 2018

Old original works that have languished too long unseen.
19 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 Grow Health Wall Display Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Admirals Walk on Admirals Road
I had the opportunity to display my watercolour paintings on the wall of a local doctors’ office, what a privilege!
10 Dec 2017 Winter Sounds at the Westin Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria, Country Club Way, Victoria, BC, Canada
Sponsored by the West Shore Arts Council, “Winter Sounds at the Westin” will showcase Coast Collective Art Centre at an event at Bear Mountain Resort. Eight local painters and associates of Coast Collective, including myself, will be displaying their visual art on easels throughout the Hotel main floor and lower floor.
The event will begin at 2pm and conclude at 5pm on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

See link for details of the event.
15 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017 Gifts & Wishes Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Art Centre Donation (for more lighting) Event Website: Venue: Coast Collective Art Centre, Colwood, BC, Canada
Gifts & Wishes features unique hand made treasures for holiday gift giving! Associate artists at Coast Collective Art Centre bring in hand-made creations just in time for Christmas! Come and see beautiful items made of glass, ceramic, forged metal, wood, gourds, fabric, yarn, and paintings - something for everyone!
30 Oct 2017 - 19 Nov 2017 Westcoast Day Category: Show/Exhibit Price: 450.00 Contact artist directly. Venue: Westridge Gallery, Coast Collective Art Centre, 318 Wale Road, Colwood, BC
"Westcoast Day" - 16x20 watercolour using Arches 140 pound watercolour paper, sealed with acrylic spray, mounted on a birch board and framed in a front loading frame.
26 May 2013 Kaleidoscope of Colour Annual Student Art Show & Sale Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Dogwood Room, Saanich Fairgrounds
I took my first stab at watercolour painting in the winter of 2012 when I went to an art class with instructor Greg Swainson. I loved how he “made magic” with his paint brush and was inspired to continue taking several more of his classes. When I completed one of my first paintings done in a class with Greg, called Asian Reflections (see in Gallery), he inquired if I’d ever thought about selling it, and that I did, along with 10 other paintings!