Barb DeRousie
Watercolour Artist

Barb DeRousie, Watercolour Artist

Barb has always had an affinity to drawing as a child and young adult, growing up on various lighthouses on the Westcoast of Vancouver Island but she didn’t start watercolour painting until the Fall of 2012 after taking a few local art classes. In May of 2013 she entered a Student Art Show hosted by Greg Swainson and sold all 11 paintings she entered!

Over the next few years Barb painted several commissioned pieces, one of which was “Fisherman’s Wharf”. Printed art cards are sold at the 4Winds Nest Artisans Boutique at Fisherman’s Wharf and limited edition 18 x 24 inch prints of this painting are available mounted on a birch board and may also be framed. Blank art cards of this print as well as others (see Gallery) are available through this web site or at Coast Collective Art Centre.

Barb is attracted to the translucency and fluidity of watercolour, and is humbled by it’s unpredictability at times!

Unlike traditional framing with glass, Barb mounts her works on wooden cradle boards and seals them with high quality UV protecting archival varnish spray, allowing the viewer to really take in the richness of the painting without the glare of glass.

Barb has recently retired after a 33 year career in Nursing, and is now committed to pursue her passion for watercolour painting. She is an associate member at Coast Collective Art Centre and continues to take classes in and around Victoria.