Barb MacLeod was born and raised in Toronto where she received her formal art education and started her career. She became well known as a fibre artist through her gallery and commission studio in Toronto. Working with architects and designers, her fibre-art is in public, corporate and private collections in Canada and various international locations. After closing her textile studio in 2008 she began painting in acrylics and mixed media.
Her work reflects her interest in dramatic lighting found in landscape. She uses a variety of techniques and materials to give the desired effect and continues to experiment with new ones. Her landscapes are often an amalgam of many places and an emotional response to light and it’s stunning effect.
A regular visitor to Victoria since the 1970’s, she made it her home in 2017 where she continues to be inspired by the beautiful west coast.