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Barry Blacklee is one of our Open Call artists showcasing their painting at Ink Gallery's Primer exhibition from the 26th May 2023 - 24th July 2023.


Barry Blacklee gained an honours in fine art. His man influencers were the Old Masters such asRembrandt, Carravagii and Goya. Some other important artists that have inspired their art practice are Hogarth Frithand John Singer Sergeant and the social realism movement.


Barry prepares a cavases by putting a coloured ground on the surface instead of using a white surface, he finds that white is too stark and off-putting. Whilst using a black is the best ground giving a vibrancy to the colours on the surface. He uses a limited range of mostly translucent oil paints.


  • Lockdown Blues, Oil on Canvas



Barry Blacklee

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