I am a self taught artist working predominantly in pastels, pencils and acrylic inks. I started my work firstly with aviation and shipping drawings and then portraits, living in Hampshire.
I was asked to do a portrait of Debbie Harry of ‘Blondie’ fame. This lead to further portraits, again one of Debbie which has been personalised and signed by her, and another of Sir Bob Geldof’s daughter, Tiger Lily. My work can be characterised by an expressive detail with unique realism.
The overwhelming landscapes and wildlife of Africa have inspired my wildlife work. I have been lucky enough to travel to Botswana, Tanzania, America and Australia to gather reference material to produce my drawings and pastel painting. This coupled with visits to Zoos has given me an enormous amount of inspiration.
I have won a few awards from local art societies and was commended in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the year award a few years ago. I am a member of the Fareham Art Society and a coordinator of the Southern Nature Art Exhibition. www.southernnatureart.com
I show my work at exhibitions and I am happy to take on commissions.
Most of my Originals are available as prints, varying sizes ranging from £20 – £50. Winner Takes All (A Large Print) is £80.
Post cards available at £2 each or 3 for £5.
Please contact me directly for further information and to make a purchase to Nickbarkerartist@gmail.com