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Greetings and welcome!

 I encourage you to explore Native Studio Art.

About Me
My name is Barbara Derrick, I'm a naturalist painter, mixed-media artist, educator, writer and speaker. My Indigenous heritage is Chilcotin. Somewhere in my Indigenous ties there is a Japenese|Chilcotin Great Great Grandfather called, "Lhatŝ’aŝʔin (Klatsassin). My father was Scottish, Ukranian and Hungarian. As you can see I have a rich body of culture  within me. “When I was four years old I recall running my fingers over my mother’s hands. She was the first person who loved me. My mother told me her favourite colour was blue. Little did I know that it would become the hallmark of my art and my stories. I depict my people, my homeland and cultrue as they were.” I am known as the “Blue Artist,” but you will notice the dark "thalo blue" influence in the monochromatic paintings in my gallery have transitioned into canvases with brighter colors. No matter the medium, my art has always been a manifestation of my personal spiritual journey. I share my vision with the world and my stories to audiences in hopes of inspiring a deeper connection between you and your own life journey. I use art as a camoflauge to help break personal mindsets blocking creative energy. While the organic aesthetics of Mother Earth are the main influences of my work I am to create much more than superficially beautiful objects. My art challenges perceptions, expands your mind, honors the sacred and evokes feelings of warmth, mystery and spiritual connection.

About my Work

After being a Social Worker, then an Indigenous Cultural Art Instructor for more than two decades I opened my art studio in Edmonton. I have spent my life time perfecting my art and more than 7500 hours teaching adult learners in a college setting. In the past, I worked with clients, students and organizations. During those years I became aware of the subtle energy when people were in my space. The excitement I feel for what I’m creating inspires others to move forwards with ease! I realized my gift is to be shared with those who easily get just as excited as I do when a piece of art is being created.


11828 66 St. NW
Edmonton, AB, T5B 1J3, CA

About Native Studio Art

Native Studio Art is a home-based business operated by an Indigenous Artist  Educator and Author  of "Walking In Your Power- lessons from the grandmothers," recommended as one of the top 100 Indigenous books by CBC Books.

Barbara Derrick 's Mission is to provide  unforgettable experiences to people  who want to build confidence through a creative muse  in different disciplines: art, drawing, carving, cooking, music and more. Art brings multicultural learning into the space and it is core to our being.

Through the courses Barbara provides guidance in marketing of your art and improving your skills. The ability to create your own successes. Barbara Derrick provides navigation to people of all ages who leave what they know at the door and JUMP to build their wings while learning!
It's not just about the creation of the art, it's about you! Art is a product. It's about putting it out into the world so you can live your life fully, and live your dreams. Understanding how your brand connects with a certain audience, and how to tap into them. Create, grow and connect with your audience. Become empowered by knowing your value, your purpose, seeing your vision unfold and because you choose to be.

Native Studio Art