Artist Mike Barr

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The Artist Says:

I believe that the sky holds the key to most paintings, particularly at the beach where the sky is uninterrupted by buildings –  it’s here that we experience a real sense of space.

Collectors Say:

An essential addition to my consulting rooms (and to my home!) are some seascapes painted by and purchased from Mike Barr.  If you can’t get to the beach, you can at least transport your mind and soul there by stepping into the beautiful scenes Mike creates. Make sure to spend some time in the scene, remembering that when you are at the beach, to find the best shells, you need to walk slowly…
The seashore has to be one of nature’s most potent anti-depressants and I thoroughly recommend Mike’s seascapes as a way of bringing some of nature’s beauty and light into your surroundings.

Belinda Hulstrom Therapy and Coaching for Lasting Change Melbourne, Australia

Other Artists Say:

"Figures masterfully placed and executed. One of the best paintings I've seen from any artist. Well done."John McCartin - internationally recognized master artist.
Pt Willunga - Mike Barr (plein air 2013)


Mike Barr Artist
Mike's motto in painting is "It's not what you see - but what you feel. "His rainy cityscapes and expansive beachscapes are designed so viewers can enter, not merely look. He believes the camera is meant for detail but paintings are meant to catch the essence of time and place.
Complete Watercolour – David WebbWhat an honour to be in the same book as artists like Dusan Djukaric, Chein Chung Wei, John Lovett, Thomas W. Schaller and many more. I have a four-page spread in chapter 5 Approaches to Watercolour - keeping it simple. 
The Art of Being Melbourne – Maree Coote - 2012A history of Melbourne as seen through its artists. My six-page spread of rainy Melbourne streets stands alongside other Australian greats such as Streeton, Roberts, Smart, Beckett, Blackman, Brack, Tucker, Amor and many others. www.melbournestyle.com.au/TheARTofBEINGMELBOURNEbook.html

Medical Journal of Australia. Article on benefits of art in waiting rooms https://www.mja.com.au/system/files/issues/189.../bar11144_fm.pdf
Surf Collection (two pages) by French surfing guru, Gerard Decoster  - France  
Regular feature writer and monthly columnist for the Australian Artist magazineArticles in the The Artist (UK magazine)Acrylic Artist and Plein Air Magazine (US)
TV Segment on Discover – Channel  7 July 2008
Prizes Over 80 awards in Australia and overseas in the last 15 years including:The Corporate Award - Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show 201620 Best in Shows, 10 People’s Choices and 25 Best in Category awards.
Galleries Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, Portland, Maine US – Solo 2015 and group exhibitions
Artworx Gallery, Hays St, Goolwa, South Australia
Smart Art - 93 North Terrace, College Park, South Australia David Sumner Gallery, Adelaide 2012 Art Melbourne 2009 – Solo Greenhill Galleries Adelaide – Solo 2008 and group exhibitions Scarlattis Gallery, Clare – Solo 2007

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