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

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Posted 16 hours ago
<p>1 hour oil sketch from the class I run every other Saturday.</p>

1 hour oil sketch from the class I run every other Saturday.

Posted 6 days ago
<p>I’ve been getting out into the fresh air over the past few days. Love the freedom and spontaneity</p><p>.</p>

I’ve been getting out into the fresh air over the past few days. Love the freedom and spontaneity

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Posted 6 days ago
<p>I think that this little painting completed in just over an hour has changed my outlook on what I do!</p><p>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!</p>

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!

Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>My latest painting. Oil on canvas 60cm x 30cm. £450 go to <a href="http://www.davidbarberart.co.uk">www.davidbarberart.co.uk</a></p>

My latest painting. Oil on canvas 60cm x 30cm. £450 go to www.davidbarberart.co.uk

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>The house is looking a lot better now. Time to get painting again!</p>

The house is looking a lot better now. Time to get painting again!

Posted 10 weeks ago
<p>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.</p>

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.

Posted 15 weeks ago
<p>Great coverage in worcester news. <a href="http://www.davidbarberart.co.uk">www.davidbarberart.co.uk</a></p>

Great coverage in worcester news. www.davidbarberart.co.uk

Posted 20 weeks ago
<p>A great write up in the Worcester news about my exhibtition at the Malvern galleries. <a href="https://www.artgallery.co.uk/blog/post/2017/02/19/malvern-theatres-spring-exhibition-20-february-1-april-2017">https://www.artgallery.co.uk/blog/post/2017/02/19/malvern-theatres-spring-exhibition-20-february-1-april-2017</a></p>

A great write up in the Worcester news about my exhibtition at the Malvern galleries. https://www.artgallery.co.uk/blog/post/2017/02/19/malvern-theatres-spring-exhibition-20-february-1-april-2017

Posted 21 weeks ago