Mike's dreamy beachscapes and rainy cityscapes are inspired by real life but painted to inspire the souls of those who look at them.
Collections: Burniside City Council, Campbelltown City Council, Clare & Gilbert Valley Council, Light Regional Council, Town of Gawler Council, City of Victor Harbor
Complete Watercolour – David WebbWhat an honour to be in the same book as artists like Dusan Djukaric, Chein Chung Wei, John Lovett, Thomas W. Schaller and many more. I have a four-page spread in chapter 5 Approaches to Watercolour - keeping it simple.
The Art of Being Melbourne – Maree Coote - 2012A history of Melbourne as seen through its artists.
My six-page spread of rainy Melbourne streets stands alongside other Australian greats such as Streeton, Roberts, Smart, Beckett, Blackman, Brack, Tucker, Amor and many others.www.melbournestyle.com.au/TheARTofBEINGMELBOURNEbook.html
Medical Journal of Australia. Article on benefits of art in waiting rooms https://www.mja.com.au/system/files/issues/189.../bar11144_fm.pdf
Surf Collection (two pages) by French surfing guru, Gerard Decoster - France
Regular feature writer and monthly columnist for the Australian Artist magazine
Articles in the The Artist (UK magazine) Acrylic Artist and Plein Air Magazine (US)
TV Segment on Discover – Channel 7 July 2008
Prizes over 80 awards in Australia and overseas in the last 18 years including:
The Corporate Award - Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show 2016
Platinum Award - Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show 2021
20 Best in Shows, 10 People’s Choices and 24 Best in Category awards.
Invited by Art Gallery of South Australia to do a demonstration painting session in support of the Clarice Beckett exhibition - 2021
Mike Barr FRSASA (Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts)
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