Sunday, December 27, 2009
Barry Penton - Artist on the Move!
Part of the magic of art is that each viewer brings something of him/herself when they view a painting. I'm sure that Barry Penton's 'Evening in Fogo Harbour brings a catch to the throat of many Newfoundlanders. Speaking personally, however, it reminds me of an evening sky I saw when I came upon a windmill sillhoutted against the dying sunlight in a town in Holland.
Its fun to read about a young artist for whom exciting things are happening!
Barry was born and raised in the fishing village of Fogo, Fogo Island on Newfoundland’s Northeast Coast. At the age of 27, Barry is a newcomer to the growing world of Newfoundland art.
Prior to taking his artwork seriously, Barry just sketched and did some minor painting with craft acrylics. In December 2008 , Barry had attempted a painting of a winter-night scene of Outport Newfoundland. Barry had shown his work to internationally renown Newfoundland artist, Ed Roche.
With a few words of encouragment and a little guidance, Barry's art career was born in February of this year. His primary medium is Acrylic on Canvas, but he is looking planning to move towards watercolour in the future.
While painting with other students, Barry became known as the master or painting fishing and rowing boats. Several which are featured in paintings.
To date Barry has completed several paintings which primarily focus on his native home of Fogo. His work has been selling steadily across the province, and country and is available in several galleries in St. John’s.
In 2010, Barry along with over 30 artists will be working on a collection of paintings entitled: Newfoundland and Labrador- Through the Centuries.
To see more of Barry's work click here.
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