Mike Barr

Website: www.theartofbarr.com 

Blog: www.artofbarr.blogspot.com

 

My first artistic milestone was taking part in a group exhibition when I was
just 18 years of age.  It was not as a painter however, but as a potter. After
a large break in which I dabbled every few years or so in oils and watercolours,
I started in earnest about 8 years ago, mainly in acrylics. Since that time I have
acquired over 50 awards and have works in collections around the world.  I
have written feature articles both in the Australian Artist and the UK magazine
The Artist.

I have been published in the award-winning book 'The art of being Melbourne'
2012, 'The Surf Collection' 2009 in France and have had an article on art
published in the 'Medical Journal of Australia'.

Beaches and moody rainy-day streets are my favourite subjects and joy of place is what
I wish to share through my work.

I have had Solo shows at Greenhill Galleries, Art Melbourne 09, Mt Surmon
Wines and David Sumner Gallery.  I currently show at David Sumner Gallery
in Adelaide and Artworx in Goolwa.