Pulse Gallery: Perfect Imperfections by Barb McCluskey, March 1 - 31

About the artist;

Barb is a maritime transplant, but we couldn't be happier to have her east coast candor in our prairie gallery. We may have expected boats and fishing villages, but Barb's work transcends location and transports us to the wild and natural spaces of our imagination.

Unspoiled by man and steeped in mood, movement, and majesty, Barb's work is a sensory experience that invites us to see, hear, and smell the ambiance of her images. She is unencumbered by specific location and composition. A traditionalist in oils, Barb's process of preparing her canvas and palette helps resolve problems and distill or reorder design elements. With tools, colours, and gadgets in hand Barb quickly lays down her emotional and intuitive response. We are welcomed into her meditative and private world.

Trained in commercial art and a self-taught painter, Barb is now in the enviable position to devote her full attention to art.


My oil paintings are the culmination of iconic natural landscapes, our imperilled environment, and the visceral emotion that inspires me. My representations are a compilation of Canadian scenes that are imbedded in our collective psyche. They are a reflection of our innate yearning for wild unspoiled spaces. I want my art to be both compelling and accessible.

Pulse Gallery

Johnston Terminal at The Forks

Invites you to

Perfect Imperfections, paintings by Barb McCluskey

Selected works from March 1-31

Reception on Friday, March 16 from 7 to 9 pm.

Pulse Gallery hours are:

Daily 11 am to 6 pm

Thursday from 11 am to 8 pm

Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm

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We will be showcasing selected works from March 1 to 31 with many more on display on March 16, from 7 to 9 pm at the artist reception. We hope to see you then!