Barrowman, Patricia

Technique: Bronze, paper mâché, acrylic

Born in Montreal in 1953, Patricia Barrowman grew up in a small village of miners in Northern Quebec, called Gagnon.

Being an artist, Patricia' s grandmother initiated her to art at a very young age. She brought her on art excursions by visiting various museums. She also sensitized Patricia to art by showing her how to draw and paint. Giving Patricia the perfect "stepping stone" to enter the magical world of Art. A world that Patricia has adopted and made her own by becoming the renown artist she is today.

It was at the age of fourteen that Patricia began painting horses. She followed many workshops and lessons both in the United States and Canada. In 1977, Patricia received her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

To this day, horses have remained for Patricia Barrowman "the" source of inspiration. She now not only paints them, but she sculpts them as well, bringing forth their beauty and innocence. The horse has a very symbolic significance since he straddles two worlds; that of the wild and that of the domesticated.

As Patricia Barrowman says: “I have chosen the horses' silhouette for it represents beauty and humour through what is ordinary and what is remarkable”.


  • 2001, 1990, 1989 - Rose Window Gallery, Knowlton
  • 2001 - Eastern Townships Spring Exhibition, Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, Sherbrooke
  • 1999 - Uplands Museum, Lennoxville
  • 1995 - Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts, Sherbrooke
  • 1994 - Art Centre, Bishop's University, Lennoxville
  • 1990 - Opus II Gallery, Montreal
  • 1990 - The Piggery Theatre, North Hatley
  • 1988 - Atelier David Morgan, Lennoxville