Landscape ("Painting the Light") 2015-2017

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"The clear light of southern France is outstanding.  For the painter, it's both a joy and a challenge.  You have to paint differently here - to find new ways to reflect the sunshine through colour, light and shade" 

​​Painting Light: Landscape and Still Life

Duncan Barker’s paintings of the South of France are suffused with the light, colour and joy of life we associate with the Midi.  If there’s a trick to these paintings, it’s the avoidance of tricks.  Each painting is itself, although we can recognise certain repeated elements of style and preferences of palette. 

His method is experimental and exploratory – a process of finding out how colours and shapes combine and of relating this always to the feeling of being in a particular place. It's a painting not so much of things as of the sensation of things.

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).

Still Life 2015-2017

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​Duncan Barker


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