Wilfrid Barbier

The Rusty Ring
14’’ x 11’’
Bristol Vellum
Prismacolor Premier
My own photo

Bio
Born and raised on March 21, 1949 in Cadillac in Abitibi (Quebec), until 1968. From an early age he dreamed of being an artist painter. With little encouragement and lack of resources, caused by the poverty, sowed doubt in him. He completed a training in graphic design at Ahuntsic College in Montreal in 1983. He experimented with oil, pastel and watercolor without much satisfaction. It was only in 2001 that the art desire emerged again after discovering the extraordinary potential of the colored pencil. From then on, he realized that this poorly known medium deserved to be known and recognized as having its place on the art market. n his opinion, colored pencil is not only for children. It has a large spectrum of different techniques and opportunities which he demonstrated and promoted it through his artwork. From that moment, his choice was made. He then adopted the colored pencil as a medium to express his art. Through his pencils he tries to make the beauty of this world in which we live, and he sees it as so miraculous through his travels abroad and in Canada. He wants to show through his creation the great miracle in the beauty of life. He creates as he perceives it Most of the time, he already imagines a drawing on paper from photographs he takes. Before its realization it can sometimes be impregnated by observing it frequently for a few days, or even a week or more. In a rather realistic figurative style, he mostly draws landscapes and city scenes, but he does not close the door to any other possible avenue.


He has participated in numerous symposium and exhibitions solo, duo and collective across Quebec. He has received several awards for the quality of his works, both locally and internationally. Many of his drawings appear in books by Ann Kullberg, an internationally recognized color pencil artist. Many of his paintings are found throughout Quebec and some in the United States.


Publications
2019 My artwork entitled ‘’ The Rusty Chain ‘’ appeared in 20th Anniversary Celebration Member Show Book by Ann Kullberg and I received an Honorable Mention.
• My artwork entitled ‘’Saint-Ursule’’ appeared in CP Treasures VI by Ann Kullberg
• 2017 I received a Mention of Excellence from the Gallery online Césure for my artwork entitled ‘’ A Train in Budapest ‘’.
• My artwork entitled ‘’ The Rower ‘’ appeared in CP Hidden Treasures IV by Ann Kullberg.
• The same year I was accepted to make a three pages step by step in the book ‘’ Draw Landscapes ‘’.
• 2016 My artwork entitled ‘’ Sapa in North Vietnam ‘’ appeared in CP Treasure IV by Ann Kullberg.


Exhibitions
• 2019 My artwork entitled ‘’ Rusty Ring ‘’ was accepted in the 27th International Exhibition of The Colored Pencils Society of America in Brea California July 31th to September 13th.
• My artwork entitled ‘’ The Rusty Chain ‘’ was accepted in the 51th International Exhibition of Society of Canadian Artists in Toronto, from July 29th to August 26th.
• My artwork entitled ‘’ A Train in Budapest ‘’ was accepted to the Pencil Art Society 2016 International Open Juried Exhibition to the Saint-Bridgid’s Center in Ottawa, Canada
• Many other exhibitions solo, duo and collective in Quebec
Gallery representation:
Galerie Urbania, 112, Saint-Paul Street, Quebec City, Qc.

Boat on Mekong
15’’ x 20 ¾’’
Bristol Vellum
Prismacolor Premier
My own photo

Padlock with Iron Bar
14’’ x 11’’
Bristol Vellum
Prismacolor Premier
My own photo

Sapa North Vietnam
23’’ x 15 ½’’
Bristol Vellum
Prismacolor Premier
My own photo

© 2018 Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia Inc.                        contact@cpcau.org                             Sydney, Australia