Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New portrait

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with. – Michael Jackson

Watercolour portrait of Michael Jackson, 9.5 x 12.5 inches, ©BarbaraSpurll

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

New portrait

Now I've heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don't really care for music, do you? It goes like this the fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

Watercolour, 9 x 12 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New portrait

“I want to make a difference.” - Hillary Clinton

Watercolour portrait of Hillary Clinton, 9 x 12 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Friday, October 21, 2016

New Portrait

A group of wonderful Neo-natal Intensive Care nurses at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto commissioned me to do a portrait of a family who after receiving the superlative care given at St. Mike's for their premature infant gave back by creating a fundraising event called Malachy's Soiree which raised more than $450K in its first year for the NICU at St. Michael's Hospital. The framed painting was presented at the fundraiser. 

Watercolour portrait, 14 x 20 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Sunday, August 21, 2016

New Portrait

“Our top story: An infinite number of monkeys came up with the Fox fall lineup.” 
- Colin Mochrie 

Watercolour portrait of Colin Mochrie, 11 x 14 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Portrait

“The thing I am attracted to is just good writing and stories that are based 
somewhat in reality.” - Jennifer Aniston

Watercolour portrait of Jennifer Aniston, 11 x 14 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Friday, July 29, 2016

New Portrait

"My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won't wait-you can kick their ass right now." - Cameron Diaz

Watercolour portrait, 9 x 12 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Portrait

"I was smart enough to go through any door that opened." - Joan Rivers

Watercolour portrait ©Barbara Spurll

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Portrait

“I don't want happy-face conclusions. I want the truth.” -  Elizabeth Warren

Watercolour portrait of Elizabeth Warren, 11 x 14 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New portrait

“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying 
attention to.” - Robin Williams (Film: Good Will Hunting)

Watercolour portrait of Robin Williams, 11 x 14 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Friday, April 29, 2016

New portrait

“You have to live a life to understand it. Tourists just pass through.” - Prince

Watercolour portrait of Prince Roger Nelson, 11 x 14 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Thursday, February 4, 2016


“Nothing makes me more nervous than people who say, ‘It can’t happen here.’ Anything can happen anywhere, given the right circumstances.” - Margaret Atwood

Watercolour portrait of Margaret Atwood, 11 x 14 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Friday, January 29, 2016


"Don't be so familiar and so much into the details. Keep people dreaming. Close the window, and make them wonder." - Celine Dion

Watercolour portrait of Celine Dion, 11 x 14 inches, ©Barbara Spurll

Thursday, January 21, 2016


True love doesn't come to you it has to be inside you. – Julia Roberts

Watercolour portrait of Julia Roberts, 11 x 14 inches, ©Barbara Spurll