Barry has lived in Woodstock for most of his life. Art, photography and music are among his interests. Over the years, he has pursued his interest in painting by attending art classes, with a variety of artists at the Woodstock Art Gallery. Twice his works have been exhibited in the Juried Exhibition at the Art Gallery and he shared the 2009 “People’s Choice Award.”
For many years, he has enjoyed photographing landscapes while camping, canoeing and hiking throughout Canada. Themes in his paintings center on natural and rural landscapes, inspired by his photography. These works are generally realistic depictions of what he has seen locally and while travelling. The medium that he has worked with most frequently is watercolour, but he has also recently painted with acrylics.
Barry’s earliest inspiration came when an aunt, who did oil painting, gave him a drawing kit at a very young age. Artists who have inspired him include many of our local artists as well as Canada’s Group of Seven and the Impressionist painters of Europe.
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