Advocate art illustration agency have recently signed fantastic painter Gordon Barker. Gordon’s busy paintings are full of life and capture the moment of the mood brilliantly. As well as being involved in a number of exhibitions, Gordon has work in private and corporate collections all over the world. He has also recently written a book which he is illustrating himself. We are thrilled to be representing him, his work will translate beautifully into greeting cards, posters, art for licensing and books. Below you can read all about Gordon and see some examples of his work.
I was born in Gibraltar in 1960. I moved around the world whilst my father was in the army until we settled in Northamptonshire when I was 12. I have recently moved to Torquay.
My love of painting started early and I was encouraged by my art teacher to go to art college but I chose to start work instead! I did however continue to paint, had a few exhibitions and even ventured to London to sell my work.
I am passionate about my creations and as soon as one is finished I already have an idea for my next, never losing my desire to create another work of art.
In late 1983 I sold my first painting to a recording company in Milton Keynes. This gave me the confidence to promote my work to a wider market. This was just the start. Over the next few years I sold over nine hundred originals to companies like MTV Europe, The Gap, AT&T and also many private collectors, many of these were commissions which have helped to develop my unique style of painting.
I have paintings in corporate and private collections in many countries in the world such as France, Germany, Switzerland, South Korea, Denmark, Japan, United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.
I have recently written a children’s book for which I have also painted the illustrations for each page.