About The Artist

Rhiannon Barry

Rhiannon Barry - Picture

Rhiannon is a self-taught visual artist born on August 10th, 1982, in St. Catharines, Ontario. She spent a large majority of her childhood and teen years on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Now living in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she creates whimsical acrylic paintings and favours dream-like nature and water scenes, drawing from the Northern scenery of her youth. Finding solace and comfort through art during many life’s challenges, Rhiannon engages in creative creation as a form of self-care.

Most recently, Rhiannon was chosen to show in the City of St. Catharine’s annual juried art exhibit. This year’s theme was truth and reconciliation. In solidarity with indigenous cultures, she created a piece featuring hope for the future. Rhiannon has also had parts in exhibits in Hamilton and Niagara Falls. Rhiannon also creates expressive portrait paintings, uniquely capturing meaningful messages and emotions. You can currently find two of her pieces hanging in Third Space Café in Niagara Falls, ON.

Rhiannon is currently pursuing certification as an art therapist and counsellor. She has been working and volunteering in the social services industry in Niagara for 11 years. With a focus on providing calming and conscious experiences, she shares online painting and creating tutorials and in-person classes with intentional therapeutic programming built-in.

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