Lesley Cartwright- Essex, UK Artist

“Barbara Derrick and I have been working together for two years, collaborating on art installations for a sculpture trail and exhibitions internationally. We have more collaborative work planned for this year and next. Barbara is a powerful and inspirational artist, sensitive to natural forces and the dreams and inner life of her audience. Her use of colour is unparalleled and her work provokes an emotional response from anyone who sees it. Our ‘medicine wheel’ installation at the Billericay Arts Festival Sculpture Trail was achieved with tireless tutoring by video link. Barbara sharing her knowledge and techniques selflessly. Everyone who sees the ‘spirit mask’ exhibit at the Broken Branches Art of Transformation Exhibition is deeply moved and inspired to produce their own creations, both adults and children. We will be exhibiting again at The Norsey Wood Sculpture Trail on 31st October 2015 and at future Broken Branches Exhibitions. Barbara moves from strength to strength as an artist and as a strong, inspiring woman and I am grateful to be part of the journey and to be able to watch her achieve all she sets out to do."

September 1, 2015, Lesley worked directly with Barbara at Portage College

Jorg Schlagheck- Creative Mind- Skilled Hands 

"Barbara has the knowledge and skill to lead you through a life changing experience. She is a passionate artist, coach and mentor. The way she combines those qualities is unique. Anyone can benefit from her knowledge. I see measurable results in my business."

"October 22, 2015, Jorg was Barbara's client

John Mullins

"Barbara is a very skilled leadership and coach who has a keen sense of intuition. She hears what's not being said and always seems to know what to ask and how to ask it in a way that made me really think. Working with her, I admired her abilities to what she was able to pull out of me through our coaching conversations"

November 11, 2015, John worked directly with Barbara at John Maxwell Team Canada

Mission statement

Creativity Never Sleeps...dream it! become it!

Barbara Derrick is a unique Art Leadership Consultant/Coach based in Edmonton Alberta. Known for providing customized art and leadership packages that never disappoint. 

Who we are

Native Studio Art is a small business operated by an Aboriginal Artist
"More than just paint..." 


We are dedicated to improving unquestionable artist empowerment with education in professionalism at the highest level through arts & leadership.

Art is multicultural learning, art encourages us to bring aspects of our cultures into the space and it is core to our being. Through our courses we provide guidance in marketing your art and improving your skills. The ability to create your own successes. Barbara Derrick is a professional artist, providing navigation to artists who want to know what they need to do to become artistic entrepreneuars. It's not just about the creation of the art, although it's a huge part of an artists world. Art is a product. It's about putting it out into the world so you can live your life fully, and live your dreams. Understanding how your brand connects with a certain audience, and how to tap into them. Create, grow and connect with your audience. Become empowered by knowing your value, your purpose, seeing your vision unfold and because you choose to be.