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Gordon Barker

I was born in Gibraltar in 1960.
My art teacher at secondary school encouraged me to paint and draw in many different ways and to let my own style grow and develop also to go to Art College in London but I chose to start work instead.
In 1981 I began to paint landscapes for the first time, mostly sunsets and silhouettes, but gradually I painted pictures with more colours and different subjects.
In late 1983 I sold my first painting to a recording company in Milton Keynes which gave me confidence to promote my work to a wider market. During the next few years I sold about 800 originals to companies like MTV Europe, The Gap and also many private collectors, often as commissions which have helped to develop my unique style of painting.
I have paintings in corporate and private collections in many countries in the world such as France, Germany, South Korea, USA, Denmark and the United Kingdom.

Artist's statement:

The landscapes I paint are mostly from my imagination. I like to make the pictures ´busy´ so that each time someone looks at it they notice something new. I prefer bright vivid colours that grab people’s attention rather than drab and boring.
I am passionate about my creations and as soon as I finish a painting I am thinking of the next one. I never lose the desire to create another work of art.
The best thing about being an artist is starting with a blank canvas and gradually, as my imagination takes over, the colours flow until I have a colourful, busy story that I hope will grab people’s attention and take their imagination to another level. I want people to enjoy my art and see things in my paintings that also mean something personal to them.
We have 3 cats and I almost always paint a cat in my pictures – sometimes you will have to look hard to find them!
My pictures appeal to both adults and children, each person seeing in the image what they want to see. A child may look at it and see just a train, an adult may look at that same train and remember a ride they took many years ago – it is all a personal journey. Each one as individual as my art form.

I Can See for Miles and Miles 2017

Size: 35.5 X 25.5 cm

Frame: Unframed

Medium: Acrylic on acid-free paper

Price: £160.00

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