To purchase a painting, or for further information, please contact Duncan Barker through this website.

Duncan Barker is pleased to accept commissions of all kinds (including decorative and mural works), and to undertake private tuition and guest-tutoring for private groups (self-catering accommodation is available - please enquire).

​Duncan Barker



Neither wholly autodidact nor art-school graduate, Duncan Barker grew up in a home redolent of oil paint and turpentine, pursuing both Art and Classics to the end of his career at Nottingham High School.  

A scholar of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he read Classics, he won a Donnelley Exchange Scholarship to the University of Chicago, taking an MA in Art History including Fine Art, before returning to Cambridge to complete a PhD on the symbolism of gold in Roman society.   

He taught for twenty years in higher and secondary education - at the Universities of Bristol and Nottingham and at Sherborne School and Lancing College, where he was Head of Classics and Head of Academic Scholars - before moving to the South of France in 2013 in order to paint full-time.

He works, exhibits and sells from his studio in the Gard.