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“When painting the Canadian landscape, my main interests are elemental; water, rocks, trees, skies; and I am particularly drawn to the way light interacts with these elements. Rushing water, gentle currents in a forest stream, and trees swaying in the wind are challenges that I eagerly take on. Connecting the viewer to a memory or emotion is the ultimate reward.”
Juror's Choice Award, for piece 'Oh,Canada!' , 15 x 30, Acrylic on canvas, Oakville Art Society's 'My Canada' Juried Show, Spring 2017
People's Choice Award, McMichael Gallery En Plein Air Competition 2016
Emerging Artist Award 2014, Oakville Arts Council
Press: http://www.westofthecity.com/…/ARTIST-PROFILE:-Barb-TenEycke Magazine article
'Sylvan Dreams' ,a Mother/Daughter collaboration, Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, July 18- Aug. 1 2015, Gravenhurst Ontario
Annual Autumn Studio Show Nov.8-9 2014, Oakville Ontario
North Restaurant, Hosted by Auburn Gallery, May 15- 2013, Gravenhurst Ontario.
Auburn Gallery, June 23-July 6, 2012 Gravenhurst Ontario.
Auburn Gallery of Fine Art. Sept. 26 through Oct 9, 2009. Gravenhurst, Ont.
Art in the Village, , May 2017, Streetsville Ontario
The Arts on the Credit, April 2017, Port Credit Ontario
The Spring Cottage Life Show, March 2017, Toronto Ontario
The Artist Project, Feb. 2017, Toronto Ontario
One of a Kind Show, Christmas 2016, Toronto
Dundas Studio Tour, Oct. 2016, Dundas On.
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, Aug. 2016
Oakville Art in the Park, Aug. 2016
The Spring Cottage Life Show, April 1-3 Mar. 2016, Toronto Ontario
One of a Kind Show, Nov. 26-30 2015, Enercare Centre, Toronto Ontario
Annual Open Studio Show, Nov. 21-22 20115, Oakville Ontario.
Dundas Studio Tour, Oct. 3 and 4 2015, Dundas Ontario
Palermo Art in the Village, Sep. 27 2015, Oakville Ontario.
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, Aug. 15-16 2015, Buckhorn Ontario
Oakville Art in the Park, Aug. 3 2015, Oakville Ontario
The Spring Cottage Life Show, Mar. 27-29 2015, Toronto Ontario
One of a Kind Christmas Show, Nov.27-Dec.1 2014, Toronto Ontario
Annual Open Studio Art Show, Nov.8-9 2014, Oakville Ontario
McMichael Gallery Annual Autumn Art Sale, Oct. 24-26 2014, Kleinburg Ontario
Dundas Studio Tour, Oct.4-5 2014, Dundas Ontario
VAM Art in the Park, Sept. 21 2014, Mississauga Ontario
Artists of the Limberlost Studio Tour, Aug. 16-17 2014,Huntsvile Area, Ontario ( guest artist )
Oakville Art in the Park, Aug. 4 2014, Oakville Ontario
Riverdale Art Walk, June 7-8, 2014, Toronto Ontario
The Spring Cottage Life Show, Mar. 28-30, 2014, Toronto Ontario.
One of a Kind Show, Nov.28-Dec.2, 2013, Toronto Ontario.
Oakville Art Tour, Oct.26-27, 2013, Oakville Ontario.
Cogeco Stars Among Us, Arts Market and Awards Ceremony, Oct. 10, 2013, Oakville Ontario.
VAM Art in the Park Mississauga , Sept.22, 2013, Mississauga, Ontario.
Artists of the Limberlost Studio Tour, Aug. 17-18, 2013, Huntsville, Ontario.
Oakville Art in the Park, Aug. 5, 2013, Oakville Ontario.
Paint the Town, Aug. 3, 2013, Rosseau, Ontario.
Rosseau Farmer’s Market, July 12, 2013, Rosseau, Ontario.
Huntsville Art Society Land Exhibit, Nuit Blanche, July 13-27, 2013, Huntsville Ontario.
Around the Benz Art Exhibit, June 7, 2013, Oakville Ontario.
VAM Art in the Park Mississauga, Sept. 23, 2012, Mississauga, Ontario.
Artists of the Limberlost, Aug. 18-19, 2012, Huntsville, Ontario.
Oakville Art in the Park, Aug.6 2012, Oakville, Ontario.
Just Add Water Festival, June 2 2012, Honey Harbour Ontario
Meet the Artist- Loft Gallery, Feb. 18, 2012, Clarksburg Ontario
Oakville Art Studio Tour, Nov. 5-6, 2011, Oakville Ontario.
Square Foot Show, April 8-25, 2011, Loft Gallery, Clarksburg, Ontario.
Canadian National Pond Hockey Art Show, Jan. 28- Feb. 6, Deerhurst's Eclipse Gallery, Huntsville, Ontario.
Winter Wonder Exhibit ( Juried ), Jan. 20 -Mar. 22, 2011, Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, Ontario.
Square Foot Show, Nov. 12-28, 2010, Loft Gallery, Clarksburg, Ontario.
Autumn Colours Show, Oct. 2-17, 2010, Loft Gallery, Clarksburg, Ontario.
Water Exhibition, August 14- Sep. 3, 2010, Loft Gallery, Clarksburg, Ontario.
Bruce Trail and Escarpment Exhibition, July 10-28, 2010, Loft Gallery, Clarksburg Ontario.
Square Foot Show, April 9-18, 2010, Loft Gallery, Clarksburg, Ontario.
Muskoka Arts and Crafts, Spring Member’s Show, Mar.26-28, 2010
Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts Juried Art Show, April 7th-April 30th, 2010.
Art by Designers May 27-30, 2009. (Juried )Denison Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
Festival-A Taste of Bronte, The Orange Coloured Sky, June 8, 08. Painting en plein air.
Auburn Gallery of Fine Art, Gravenhurst ( Muskoka ) Ontario.
The Edge Gallery, Barrie Ontario.
Gallery 2, Burlington Ontario.
Perivale Gallery, Manitoulin Island.
The Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton Ontario.
Oxtongue Craft Cabin, Dwight Ontario
Member of Muskoka Arts and Crafts Inc.
Oakville Art Society
Born in Toronto, self-taught, and currently working out of her home studio in Oakville, Barb TenEycke has been a full time artist since 2013. Barb studied interior decorating and design at Sheridan College in the late 80’s. Some basic skills in perspective drawing were acquired during this time. During her 20 plus years in the field of decorating and design, Barb took specialty courses on marbleizing techniques, among other interesting decorative paint techniques. Over the years, she developed a reputation in this field for expert knowledge and application in this area. Barb credits her decorative painting experience, in allowing her to fast track her skills in the area of fine art painting. Similarly, her years of working with design and colour have helped to instill a general sense of composition, balance, and colour values, all coming into play in her work. TenEycke paints full time now, and is passionate about continuing her self education, and most importantly, putting those ‘miles on the brush’! She is committed to improving her skills, while maintaining honesty and authenticity in expressing her voice as an artist.