Barbara Pistak


Barbara Pistak

I was born in Rossland, B.C and have lived here for many years.  I have loved to draw and paint for as long as I can remember and after a career and family responsibilities I now have the time to do this.  I have been fortunate to have encouragement from the people I paint with and those who I have taken workshops from.

I am mostly a landscape painter and paint what I see, where I have been and what I know. I work in oil, acrylic, pastel, coloured pencil and graphite. My work is mainly representational.

I am a member of the Summerland Arts council, The Visac Gallery in Trail B.C. and am an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.  This year I am the president of the West Kootenay Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. I have also taught classes at the Visac Gallery in Trail and the local Community College.

Kootenay-Gold Chance-Meeting
Sweet and Sour on a Silver Plate,9"x12",pastel november-blues_acrylic
The-River-Walk Winter-Ice
Three-golden-Pears---pastel- the-sum-of-the-parts