Barbara Paterson is a Canadian artist, primarily known for her bronze figurative works, specializing in a variety of sculpture media including wax, stone, bronze and welded steel.
Barbara sculpted numerous public commissions, including Lois Hole "A Legacy of Love and Learning", and the "Famous Five" monuments in Calgary's Olympic Square and on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. A detail image from the "Famous Five" monuments was featured on a Canada Post stamp in October 1999, and is currently pictured on the Canadian $50.00 bill. She has publicly exhibited her art across Canada, in Bulgaria, Singapore and New York. Barbara lives in Edmonton with husband John Paterson. She has three sons (David, Jamie, and Duncan)