Painter working in oils, using color and texture to create sea, mountain, city, and landscapes
Rob Barker is a painter working primarily in oils. He grew up near Albany, New York, spent some time in the woods and mountains, and developed a love and appreciation for the outdoors. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with a BFA, with an emphasis in painting. He began to involve more abstract elements into his painting during this time, and his paintings were often almost entirely non-representational. His work slowly developed and became more focused on realism, and his most recent paintings can be described as a combination of real and imagined. He often paints or sketches on site, and completes in the studio . He now lives on the seacoast of New Hampshire.