Barbara Fostka studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design, the Art Students League, New York, and the University of Toronto Art.
She is an academician of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and a member in numerous organizations such as the Society of Canadian Artists, Ontario Society of Artists, Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Colour & Form Society and The Toronto Watercolour Society, among others.
Fostka was an art instructor at the Ontario College of Art & Design, University of Toronto, and the Ontario College of Education. She has also been a guest demonstrator for several art groups.
She has received the Peter Haworth Award, Arjo Wiggens Award, National Watercolour Award, Canadian National Fine Arts Competition, American Watercolour, Aird Gallery and Audubon Artists.
Barbara’s work has been added to public and corporate collections, she has had many exhibitions internationally. She has exhibited at Toronto’s Aird Gallery and Roberts Gallery, Kleinburg’s McMichael Gallery, Oakville’s Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto’s First Canadian Place, Markham’s Varley Gallery, Montreal’s Ogilvie Gallery, New York’s National Arts Club, the Muckentahaler Cultural Centre in California and Toronto’s Arts & Letters Club, among many more.
Currently she lives and works in Etobicoke, Ontario where she has a personal studio. She paints in primarily watercolours creating landscapes and portraits.