Barry Freeman

My approach to painting is to take out the abstract elements of the landscape without being completely abstract. Paint what I feel when in front of the motif rather than what is actually there. Keep it simple. It’s not what one puts in a painting that counts, but what is left out. I am drawn to colour in art and my earliest influences were “The Scottish Colourists”. I never tire of landscape and can paint the same subject many times. For it is not new landscapes that an artist needs, but a new way of looking.
“An artist never sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist”….Oscar Wilde.

Awards
George Barnes Award for Pastels
Dicker Cup for Oil Painting
Willi Hoffman Guth Award for picture best depicting quality of light (Pastel Society 1995)
Highly Commended Award by Daler Rowney (Pastel Society 1995)
Great Art Award (Patchings 2005)
CAS Award 2007
Frank Herring Award 2015
Sennelier Award Patchings 2017

Art Training
St. Martins School of Art
Morley College

Membership of Art Societies
Pastel Society (1995-2005)
RBA (1995-1999)

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