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Gordon Barker

I began my own journey of creative self-discovery in my mid-teens. I work in various styles and materials, using a wide variety of techniques. I paint naive landscapes and abstracts in acrylic on either box canvasses or acid-free paper.

This has resulted in many works of art that are intended to express and evoke your emotions.

I was born in Gibraltar and my family and I moved around the world whilst my father was serving in the army. We finally settled in Northamptonshire when I was 12 and it was there I met my wife. My wife, son and I now live in Torquay and have fulfilled one of our life ambitions to live by the coast.

My love of painting started early and I was encouraged by my art teacher to go to art college. I decided against it as I didn’t want to dilute my own unique style of art with being taught to paint in the way of someone else. I wanted to keep my own style without being influenced by anyone else. I’ve had a few exhibitions over the years although most of my work has been sold via art galleries or private commissions.

I am passionate about my creations and as soon as one is finished I already have an idea for my next, never losing my desire to create another unique work of art.

In late 1983 I sold my first painting to a recording company in Milton Keynes. This gave me the confidence to promote my work to a wider market. This was just the start. Over the next few years, I sold over nine hundred originals to companies like MTV Europe, The Gap, AT&T and also many private collectors, many of these were 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, Switzerland, South Korea, Denmark, Japan, United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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