01 - about
Soozy Barker is a published British Artist, known for her absorbing and vibrant abstracts. She is inspired by the reflections, patterns & colours of nature and the world around her, often drawing on nostalgic childhood memories as well as recent travels.
From a young age Soozy would spend hours watching her father, Jon, paint in his studio before becoming his student. Over the years she has become extremelly familiar with his techniques and brush strokes, whilst developing her own style and methods.
"I spend hours without leaving the easel, the blending and pouring process almost becomes hypnotic. To achieve the desired effect I need to have exactly the right consistency of paint and hues, a lot of energy and concentration. I can't leave the piece until I'm completely happy with the blending and overall balance of the painting. I sometimes revisit a canvas multiple times until I have to turn it around to face the wall, I then go back a few days later and see it in a completely different light. I even turn the canvas upside down, forcing me to make the image work from both angles. The painting process requires hours of blending, pouring, flicking and splashing often using numerous brushes and palate knives, oil paints, gold and silver leaf, mixing and thinning mediums, metallic acrylics, spray paints, textured paints and resin."
Soozy works directly with her clients as well as interior design companies. She has completed countless commissions and sold hundreds of individual pieces which are hung in private and corporate collections throughout the UK and worldwide.
02 - portfolio 2019
03 - clients
Soozy has worked with a wide range of clients, from newly wed couples and first time art buyers to corporate offices and interior designers. Below are just a few photos of some of her pieces in their new homes.
04 - how to buy
Soozy regularly undertakes commission-based projects to compliment interior design themes and is happy to meet with clients at their homes or business premises in order to discuss their requirements and to provide professional advice. Her work can also be found at art fairs throughout the year. She is a regular with The Barker Gallery at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea (March) and Hampstead (May).
Prices for original pieces start from £350.
Some of her pieces have also been published by The Art Group. You are able to buy prints of these pieces through them and at retail stores such as Next. Soozy also has a collection available to buy in different formats exclusively through her. These are available here.
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