Encounter views

150x90cm acrylic on canvas – Encounter Bay at Victor Harbor, South Australia.

The colour of the sea at times is quite unbelievable. Victor Harbor is home to one of the world's biggest outdoor communitiy exhibitions with over 1500 paintings on view. It is on again in January 2013 during the holiday season.

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Mike Barr

About Mike Barr

I paint what I love - sparsely populated beaches with big skies and wide shallows and rain-drenched city streets that sparkle with reflective light.
Of course, both these places are animated with human activity, such as beach walkers or those braving the elements of a rainy day,
and they add to the appeal of such scenes.

The sky usually plays a large part in my work.
From a very young age I have been fascinated with clouds and the moods of the sky and have always loveed a stormy day.
It is no surprise then that this is translated into my work.


My paintings aren't acquired because they match the curtains - they are windows in themslves.
They offer glimpses of where we have been or where we would like to be - places where the soul can linger for a while an rest.

 

 www.theartofbarr.com

www.artofbarr.blogspot.com

 

I am a fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts

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