18/02/2017 to 17/03/2017

Makes You Feel—What?

See a sample on our ‘Green Chair Gallery‘ page.

Inspired by the work of L.S. Lowry and Pablo Picasso, Gordon Barker finds the challenge of the blank canvas exciting, and the journey from thereon in excites him because of what he will find. But above all he is determined that his work will make people smile because for him there is too much unhappiness in this small planet we all live on.

“The landscapes I paint are mostly from my imagination. I like to make the pictures ´busy´ so that each time someone looks at it they notice something new. I prefer bright vivid colours that grab people’s attention rather than drab and boring.
I am passionate about my creations and as soon as I finish a painting I am thinking of the next one. I never lose the desire to create another work of art.
The best thing about being an artist is starting with a blank canvas and gradually, as my imagination takes over, the colours flow until I have a colourful, busy story that I hope will grab people’s attention and take their imagination to another level. I want people to enjoy my art and see things in my paintings that also mean something personal to them.
We have 3 cats and I almost always paint a cat in my pictures – sometimes you will have to look hard to find them!
My pictures appeal to both adults and children, each person seeing in the image what they want to see. A child may look at it and see just a train, an adult may look at that same train and remember a ride they took many years ago – it is all a personal journey. Each one as individual as my art form.”

Please Note: Green Chair Gallery has now ceased to operate.