David Barber - Painter
Over the years painting has become a personal journey of discovery for me. For a long time I took a sort of 'trial and error' approach to painting. I would see artwork that struck a chord with me and subsequently attempt to recreate the essence of these works in my own paintings. I was never happy with the results though and always felt frustrated that I hadn't found my own 'voice'. It's only recently that I've began to realise that someone else's view of the world is exactly that; someone else's view of the world! My intention is therefore to look and think carefully about what 'I' see and ensure that I capture this in my painting. I want my paintings to tell the truth. We all see the world differently, but maybe in my paintings you'll see something that resonates with you too. Buying a painting isn't like buying a mass produced product. You're buying a 'piece' of the artist, a moment in their life and their unique view of the world. I want my customers to feel that they have a connection with me and will therefore do my utmost to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your painting and the service that you receive. If you'd like to commission a painting please contact me and we can discuss your requirements
1 hour oil sketch from the class I run every other Saturday.
I’ve been getting out into the fresh air over the past few days. Love the freedom and spontaneity
I think that this little painting completed in just over an hour has changed my outlook on what I do!
I decided that, in an attempt to get to know some of the locals in my village, I’d offer my services in the form of running a painting class. Saturday saw the first of these classes. A handful of people turned up and I set about explaining how I’d work my way through the process of making a painting. I then did a demo followed by the class having a go. i loved painting from life, albeit a pepper. I now want to do more of it. So, I’m going to brave the great outdoors and do some plein air painting. Watch this space!
My latest painting. Oil on canvas 60cm x 30cm. £450 go to www.davidbarberart.co.uk
The house is looking a lot better now. Time to get painting again!
Sorry I haven’t managed to upload any new paintings for a while. We’re a bit busy working on the house at the moment. Hopefully there’ll be some new work soon.