Al Barker specializes in a small format. Most pictures are no more than four by ten inches in size, done with oil paint on board. Each composition is a microcosm in detail. His pictures depict water, marsh and forest and the local wildlife through the four seasons of the year. He has won multiple awards for his work and has exhibited at the Easton Waterfowl Festival since its inception over 25 years ago.
“The small towns and villages and the wildlife which border and utilize the tidal marshes and estuaries have always interested me. The seasonal influence, as well as the daily tidal changes, constantly creates interesting color patterns. The changing color is, I think the most important aspect that influences me. After completing a painting I want people to say to themselves, ‘I have been there and seen that’.”
The artwork pictured here is a representation of this artist's work. We aim to display only pieces that are currently in the gallery, though some may have been sold. If you are interested in purchasing a particular piece by this artist, please call the gallery at (302) 645-0551.