Creating beautiful artworks that capture the magic of nature
A painting is an illusion, paint on paper, a trick of the eye. What we think we see is not
reality. However, viewing a painting can evoke deep emotions. It can awaken old memories
or feelings in us, or just the beauty and power of nature may move us. It is this tension
between illusion, memory and emotion that triggers Barrie's desire to create his art.
An artist with a passion for landscape and natural images. Barrie has worked in his
preferred mediums of watercolour and oil for over 45 years, developing his own distinctive
style of painting that is instantly recognisable. Born in England, he made his home in
Switzerland 35 years ago and is based in Vilters, St.Gallen, in the east of Switzerland.
The Swiss Alps with majestic mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes provide an
endless stream of inspiring subjects right on his doorstep. With each passing cloud or
moving shadow, scenes become new and exiting, transforming into something truly
To be inspired by dark thunderclouds building in the mountains or sunlight dancing
on a quiet lake at dusk. To capture these emotions with a paintbrush and then to have
the privilege of sharing these feelings with others in their own homes are the things
dreams are made of.