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Barbara Spurll - Illustration
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“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” - Willie Nelson

Born in the UK and raised in Winnipeg, Barbara started life drawing classes at age 16. Several years later she moved to Toronto to pursue her career in art. After studying fine art at The New School of Art and The Artists’ Workshop and illustration at George Brown College, Barbara launched her own free lance business. Her client list has included The Toronto Star, The Financial Post, Outdoor Canada Magazine, Dogs in Canada Magazine, Macleans, Chatelaine, The National Wildlife Federation, Owl and Chickadee Magazines, KidsCan Press, Scholastic Inc., McDonalds, Purina, Time Inc., Oxford University Press, Sears Canada, Storck, Nabisco and many others. Barbara has a number of award winning children’s picture books to her credit including Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper!, The Flying Tortoise and Emma’s Eggs. Her continuing pursuit of new horizons has led Barbara to establish a new alla prima style, specifically for her portrait work.

RECENT CLIENTS
Scholastic Inc.
McDonald's
Time Inc.
Nabisco
Sears
National Wildlife Federation

AWARDS
CAPIC Double Vision winning entry, 2015
CAPIC Double Vision winning entry, 2012
Grand Prize, Ex aequo - 2000 Luxcanada, children's book, Emma and the Coyote
Silver Seal, 2001 Mr.Christie Book Award, Emma's Cold Day
Silver Seal, 1999 Mr. Christie Book Award, Emma and the Coyote
Society of Illustrators 40th Annual Exhibition, International, Dinosaur in the Jungle
Specializations
Caricatures
Children
People
Portrait
Childrens Picture Book

SOFTWARE
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop

 
 
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Illustrator
EXHIBITOR TYPE:
Professional
MEMBER SINCE:
April 27, 2000