Cindy Barratt was born and raised in Spruce Grove, Alberta, and currently lives and works in nearby Stony Plain. She is a self-taught professional artist, having been interested in art since childhood, and decided in 1991 to pursue it as a full-time career. For many years, Barratt primarily worked in watercolour or acrylic, with the focus of capturing flowers, striving to capture their beauty, their “souls” and personalities. From time to time she still returns to her “floral roots”. In recent years Barratt has broadened her scope of work to include landscapes and the flora and fauna of various conservation and natural areas, in the hopes that she can foster education and appreciation for these areas and promote the importance of conserving and protecting natural areas, habitats and the species that inhabit them.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.