Barbara Hotson (Honours BA, MA) is a visual artist endlessly challenged and intrigued by the interaction of water, pigment and paper. According to her it is the unpredictability of the medium of watercolour that keeps her hooked! She spends time thinking and planning and drawing a piece and then has to let go of control as she paints. The suspended particles of pigment in the water create a blend all their own on the paper. She feels as if she is merely the facilitator. Barbara paints in series which arise out of what is concerning her at the time. Country Roads reflect the landscape near their farm up north near Thornbury. Beaches mirror her love of the ocean and the spaces beside it. Gates is about the transitions in our lives. She exhibits at the Autumn Leaves studio tour and many other venues in Toronto, Collingwood and Florida.