About David Barber
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I love to paint directly from life whether it be still life or outside 'en plein air'. I do paint from photographs every now and then, but nowhere near as much as I used to; I simply don't enjoy the process. Painting from life allows a much greater insight into the subtleties of the subject and, I believe, results in a much more honest rendition. I also enjoy the challenge of capturing a moment as it happens. We live in a world that many people experience second hand via mobile phones and tablets. I want to experience a much more direct relationship with my subject. My paintings are therefore a record of my struggle with changing light, wind and weather and all the glorious beauty that I experience when I'm immersed in the landscape. When one paints from a photograph, the result is a painting of a photograph!
As well as the original paintings, my work is also available in the form of signed, limited edition giclée prints, usually produced in editions of 200. These prints are made using lightfast pigments on archival paper and are available from my website - see link!
If you'd like to commission a painting please contact me.