About The Artist

Fiona was born near Edinburgh and during her early teens moved to England. There were many years before Fiona was able to return to her beloved Scotland and now live in the West Highlands where she is inspired every day by the beautiful landscape that surrounds her.

Her love of Art started at a very young age Fiona would paint and draw on anything that sat still long enough. However, it was many years before she could make her dream become a reality; Today Fiona with the help of her husband Armando run workshops and classes in all mediums of art, Armando looks after the Admin side of things and websites, this enables Fiona to concentrate on her creativity and Teaching.

Fiona is a proud mother of five children and she also has six beautiful Grandchildren as you can imagine this kept her very busy for many Years

Fiona Bárcenas with Barnum a Canine Partner
Lazy Susan slate 14" hand painted with a Thistles and Wild Flowers by Fiona Bárcenas

More about Fiona

Fiona was a late starter when her love of Art really began, and it wasn’t until her late twenties that began her Art education and career. Eventually realised her dream and became a qualified Art Teacher with Experience in Arts and Crafts spanning over the last twenty years. In That time Fiona has empowered and inspired many students to realise their full artistic potential.

Fiona is fully conversant in all styles of arts and crafts, she has specialised Training with DecoArt in Decorative Painting & Folk Art, also qualified in The USA as an OSCI instructor with Donna Dewberry who specialises in this Medium; Fiona also delivers evening classes within the local community.
However, Fiona says “My heart lies with pastel painting on velour of Wildlife animals, and I specialise in pet portraiture.”

Lazy Suzan Slate

One of Fiona’s Finest Decorated lazy Suzan’s, it was hand-painted meticulously with realism fine art Thistles and other wildflowers native to Scotland


19 Achariach
Claggan Road
Fort William, Highland
Scotland PH33 6WJ

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