Landscape Exhibition

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Upcoming Landscape Exhibition – I am involved in a new group Landscape exhibition with like minded realist painters – and your invited.
As part of my art practice and study I paint small works on location in and around Perth this is commonly called Plein air coined from the french 19th century movement. On display at Earlyworks Gallery , south tce , Fremantle I will have 20 small works on show and demonstrate what I have learned from painting outside and all the different conditions and atmospheric effects.
All works will be for sale and a great chance to pick up an original Peter Barker oil painting.
I will post images over the next few days.
look forward to see you there on what will be a fun night with 4 other wonderful painters depicting different landscape aspects.

Artist in Residence – Paintings for Sale

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As of a very blustery and wintery tuesday morning a selection of my paintings will hang at Jackson’s art supply(Subiaco-103 Rokeby rd,Subiaco) for the month of July as part of there artist in residence program. All works can be viewed and bought during normal Jackson’s business hours. Thanks to Jules and the team at Jackson’s.

New Charcoal Commission

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A photograph of a new charcoal commission recently acquired from a Perth Art collector, hanging on location. I love it with the still life in front and a really beautiful welcoming to any home. The original image is of a statue of what we are assuming is an Angel which I have done a charcoal study. I cannot give credit to the Artist who carved the statue because we unfortunately don’t know.
If Any body is interested in commissioning I am available and up for a challenge.Just contact me through the contact page.
P.s :Thank you Jo for the photograph.

Jacksons glazing demo 7th April 2018

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I am a holding a demonstration on oil glazing techniques at Jacksons Art Supplies ( Subiaco) if you are interested please call Jacksons Subiaco to RSVP so they can organise seating. Cost is free and everybody is welcome. for further details please go to Jacksons website at https://jacksons.com.au/workshops. Time is 11am -12pm at Jacksons Subiaco , 103 Rokeby Road Subiaco

 

New Group Exhibition

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A new portrait exhibition with the WA Portrait Artist group will be on show from the 9th March till the 24th March. The Portrait group is interested in highlighting and promoting portraiture and it’s many various forms. There will be many different styles and takes on the traditional subject so come along and enjoy. I will be showing 4 new portraits while there will be roughly 50 works displayed.

Indulgent Holiday in Italy

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If you have ever wanted to Indulge yourself and paint in a Tuscan castle in Italy this might be your chance. My good friend and fellow painter from across the sea has put together what looks like an amazing art course and Holiday. Details can be found further on his website.www.artstudiorome.com/renaissance-retreat. Tim is a excellent professional painter and teacher who has lived in Italy for 20 years

Fenians & Fremantle Freedom Festival

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FENIANS, FREMANTLE AND FREEDOM FESTIVAL DOCKS AT KIDOGO ARTHOUSE

The Hougoumont, Australia’s last convict ship, arrived in Fremantle with 62 Irish Fenians on-board 150 years ago…

Join us in Fremantle from 5-14th January to commemorate this, and to celebrate the influence of Irish culture in Australia.

Events include vibrant music, a beach bar, contemporary Irish film, art, historic exhibitions, walking tours, poetry & literature, family friendly activities and a historic commemoration.

 

 

Exhibition in Albany

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My Friend’s Ron and Marjan are having a group show in Albany so if you find yourself in that part of woods , Pop in they both always have Beautiful artworks.
Classical artists, Ron and Marjan invite you to see their recent artworks as part of the 2017 Southern Art and Craft Trail:
We are exhibiting with the Albany Art Group at the
Vancouver Art Center, 85 Vancouver Street, Albany
You’re invited to the opening 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM Friday 22nd September (nibbles and drinks provided)
The exhibition runs from Saturday 23rd Sept to Saturday 7th Oct
Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM and Sat & Sun 10 AM-3 PM

Sunsit Scenes – A joint exhibition of small works from 22nd – 27nd September

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My latest exhibition is coming up next Friday the 22nd September and is a joint show with fellow realist oil painters Ben Sherar, Andy Kent and David Green – A collection of Plein-air and small format paintings depicting scenes around Fremantle, the Swan river, and the greater Perth area.
Opening Friday night at 6pm, the “White Gallery” at Kidogo Arthouse is the perfect intimate setting for our eclectic collection of small works.
Gallery hours 11-4 , and weather permitting we’ll be painting on-site! Show runs till Wednesday 27th September, come on down and say hello!

Van Dyke Completed

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After much time I finally completed a copy of Anthony Van Dyke’s portrait of Maria de Tassis c1629. The orginal is currently in Liechtensten and is a beautiful portrait. My main reason to undertake this painting was to understand glazing and the soft and gentle nuances it gives a painting especially the folds and different surfaces of materials