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The art of Paul Anthony Barker


Oil Portrait Painting Artist, Paul Anthony Barker

Paul was born and grew up in Lymm, Cheshire. Although he’d always had an interest in art, it didn’t come until later in his life when his wife went to an art store and purchased some paints, a canvas and some brushes and asked him to give art a try. It wasn’t long before he started to sell his paintings and quickly gained a reputation as a good portrait artist. Paul now spends a busy life, mainly between London and South Wales (although he travels widely to meet clients), painting portrait commissions. Two of his paintings of the poet Dylan Thomas are on display in the Boathouse in Laugharne, where the famous welsh poet used to live.
Paul has painted the portraits of the journalist and author Alastair Campbell, best known for his work as Director of Communications and Strategy for Tony Blair’s government (1997–2003), the hit song writer Mitch Murray, Man United Legend Sammy McIlroy and commissioned by television writer Paul Roundell, amongst others. His wife is the poet BB Golding and is a descendant of the famous British Artist John Constable.

Paul is also a writer and the author of the fiction novel: 'Dolphins of Expedor'.

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