Artist Barbi in the studio

About Barbi


Barbi Defazio is an Ottawa-based artist and illustrator, who loves to create works of art and illustrations that bring joy to everyone who sees them. Her collections includes 3 series; Whimsical Ladies, Cloud Ladies and Salvage. Her work is inspired by the stories, powerful feminine energy, and the natural world around all of us.

My Story

Begins with a love of creating, the classic story of a young child that drew and created in many ways. If I look back I feel my core motivation hasn’t changed all that much. Creativity was a way to manage my stressors, a way to express myself and a way to tell stories there is no difference today.