Glynn Barker

Glynn Barker

Glynn is a landscape artist from Beverley. He trained at Hull Regional College of Art and Architecture in the 1960s before becoming a Technical Illustrator with what was to become British Aerospace. He left illustrating in 1971 to train as a teacher, retiring from his head teacher post in 2005.

Glynn’s training in technical illustration provided valuable insight into colour, tone and particularly perspective. He works almost exclusively in oils using a painting knife and his main fascination is the ever changing Northern Landscape and capturing the illusive quality of light.

Glynn first exhibited at Beverley Art Gallery in 1972, where he made a sale to the gallery’s permanent collection.  His entries in the 2012/13 and 2014/15 exhibitions each won the ‘People’s Choice’ award. He has also exhibited widely in public and private galleries largely in the north of England, and has work in many private and public collections at home and abroad, including Europe, the USA, Australia and South Africa.

Glyn had a specially commissioned painting presented to HRH Queen Elizabeth when she visited the East Riding.

Glynn gives regular painting talks and demonstrations to schools, art clubs and societies, and although most of his work is commissioned, he still enjoys painting for local exhibitions.