David Barber was born in 1968, and is an English realist painter who utilises techniques handed down from the old masters. His carefully crafted paintings are rich in form, colour and detail, bringing a contemporary feel to traditional genre.
David gained a degree in fine art and worked for several years as a commercial artist and illustrator before embarking on a teaching career.
He always nurtured a longing to be able to paint for a living, and only in 2021 did he make the momentous decision to quit teaching and start painting in earnest to make it his new career.
Generally, he prefers to paint from life, 'en plein air' or from still life arrangements in his studio, because he feels this gives more of a direct connection with his subject matter.
David feels that painting from life provides a richer insight into the colour and form of the subject, in a way that a photograph simply can't do. You can see David's work at: www.davidbarber.co.uk
David teaches drawing and painting classes at Hankelow Methodist church. You'll learn techniques to improve your drawing and painting, have fun and make new friends along the way.
Classes run fortnightly on Saturday mornings from 10:00am -- 1:00pm and cost £20 per person. You will need to bring your own materials -- details on David's website!
If you are interested in attending or would like further information please email David at firstname.lastname@example.org