Self-taught fine artist Tom Barnes works primarily in watercolors. His florals almost always are abstracted forms with the same intense color rendering of his figures... but the added motion of a passing breeze adds yet another element of excitement. Likewise, his landscapes capture the techniques of the Fauvists and are stylized with mountains, hills, plains and lush foliage. Still life subject matter usually captures a chair, a table, a window, a jar and simple pieces of fruit... moments of repose and reflection, interrupted by something unknown.
Barnes' expressions on paper are observations and tell-tale snippets of his temperament: delight in the earth’s abundant glories, peace with the life process, and excitement over what is yet to come.
For almost two decades, the moments in life captured in my originals and prints have been placed proudly in homes across the country and over the seas.
Collectors and critics agree on the single fact that these pieces are uniquely styled, excitingly colorful, and continually pleasing.
The paintings on paper are rendered with professional grade pigments, tested for light-fastness, mounted on 100 per cent acid-free rag materials, covered in ultra-violet controlling glazes, and archivally framed for generations to enjoy.
Canvas pieces are rendered on portrait smooth fine cloth, coated in aqueous primer, professionally stretched and sealed in ultra-violet controlling polymers.
I am simply taking what is already created and rearranging the elements to come up with a line, a color, a theme that is unique to my nature and personality. My style is unusual in watercolor circles. It is one developed through hours of painting in earnest, learning techniques, breaking rules, allowing who I am to dictate the outcome. When people buy my art, they buy a little of me. The images you observe are tell-tale snippets of my temperament: delight in the earth’s abundant glories, peace with the life process, and excitement over what is yet to come.
The most coveted response to my work is, “This stuff makes me happy!”
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