Enriching the Arts

Featured Artist: Cindy Barratt, ASA


Alberta Rose – New Bloom, Fading Bloom, Cindy Barratt


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.  She is 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 volunteers with both organizations.  She currently teaches classes and workshops at Metro Continuing Education in Edmonton, the AAC in Spruce Grove, and various communities in Alberta.

Cindy is an award winning artist and 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, Rental & Sales, Edmonton, AB, Candler Art Gallery in Camrose, AB, Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, AB, and The Spruce Grove Art Gallery, AB.


Wnter Rose Hips, Cindy Barratt

For many years Cindy primarily worked in watercolour or acrylic painting bold floral portraits.  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.

Q & A with the ASA

ASA: Can you tell us about your influences?

Cindy: I loved art and nature as a child and was greatly encouraged by my family and over the years artists I was drawn to or influenced by were masters such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Norman Rockwell. But my development as a professional artist was most influenced by ASA member, Eileen Raucher Sutton, who was an excellent instructor, mentor and peer who I greatly respect and appreciate!


Alberta Rose – Flamboyant!, Cindy Barratt

ASA: What do you consider your most successful body of work to date?

Cindy: My most successful body of work to date would be my Conservation Portrait Natural Habitats and Species exhibition which featured the Greater Coyote Lake Conservation Area and travelled to five public Alberta galleries in 2005 – 2007. I then moved my focus to the Wagner Natural Area, north east of Spruce Grove and exhibited work highlighting the area at Profiles, St. Albert in 2008 and the Spruce Grove Art Gallery in 2009.


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