Ken Barker

Artwork on display at Gallery Beneath

Selected Artwork Previously Sold at Gallery Beneath

 

Originally from the UK Ken studied at Southampton College of Art. He is an artist who creates rich textures using collage and acrylic paints on both paper and canvas. Ken combined his passion for art with a career as one of Australia’s leading freelance textile designers. From 1994 he has concentrated on establishing himself as a full time artist.

 

Artists Statement

 

“For me, art is both a visual and spiritual experience.

My art reflects life with its basic structure, interrupted by the unexpected and spontaneous happenings of life.

I am interested in textures of rocks and surfaces of weather beaten walls with peeling paint, and graffiti. These walls are silent witnesses of the past and canvasses of the future.”

 

Commissions include:-

Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

Regency Hyde Park, Sydney

Peppers Salt Resort, NSW

Hayman Island Resort

David Jones Pty Ltd

 

Awards:-

Mossman Art Prize

Hunters Hill Art Prize

Maleny Art Exhibition First Prize – Abstract

Maleny Art Exhibition First Prize - Contemporary