Saturday, May 14, 2011

Peter Barker

Name: Peter Barker
Bio: Peter Barker was born in 1954 in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Much of his childhood was spent in the surrounding countryside, where his inherent love of nature was instilled through bird-watching, fishing and breeding butterflies and moths, hobbies which would feed his interest in conservation, and later inspire his paintings. In 1983 he abandoned a professional golf career and became a full-time artist. Although self-taught, he did receive much early encouragement from renowned artist Caesar Smith and by 1985 his work was being accepted by galleries. Since that date he has had numerous one-man shows.
Peter’s paintings are in collections in the United States and in Australia. They have been accepted by the Pastel Society (where he won the Frank Herring award in 2006), The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (where he won the Ranelagh Press Award for 'an exceptional small oil' and the Stanley Grimm Memorial Award for the favourite painting as voted for by the public) and the Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries in London.
Medium: Pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolour.
Subjects: Landscape, wildlife and animals, still life.
Style: Traditional, representational. Peter paints both plein air and in the studio.
Navigation: Main menu always available at top of page, except in the gallery pages, where there is an up-arrow to Home.
Gallery: Paintings - Archive - Landscape Archive (148 images); Marine Archive (67 images); Animals and Wildlife Archive (37 images, mainly pastel)
Image View: Thumbnails enlarge in a slideshow on a new page. There is no information on medium or dimension of original. Download is possible.
Blog: Chatty blog at
Demo: Yes, in pastel and in oil.
Ebay/Flickr: No.

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