Author name: Mike Barker

"My work reflects my ecological background and draws on impressionist and modern artistic influences. I am currently working on a series of fen waterland scenes and the iconic ‘twisted pine’ landscapes of the brecks. I have undertaken a series of paintings imagining the restored wetlands that would follow the rewilding of the Wicken Fen Vision Area. This is a theme I return to again and again, with climate change and climate action weaved in. Recently, I have painted spring in the wet woodland reserve at Fordham Woods and a series on Scottish Erratic Boulders. I continue to add to my swifts, cranes and damselfly watercolours. Nature being the link that binds this work. I have also added to a couple of additional pen and ink series #bathing towel and #octoart which have become slightly obsessional. These are not uploaded here but you can find them on my website. If you see something, do just ask, always good to hear from you. Original artwork is available, and also limited edition giclee prints and as handcoloured prints with watercolour washes, if desired! Some of my favourite hashtags for my work as shown on instagram: #wickenfenvisionarea #fenedge #rewilding #climateaction #erratics #makingspacefornature #gardenforbees #octopusart #bathingtowelseries  "

Art in a ‘Cage’ – ‘Blue Phase’ & ‘Bathing Towel’ Series

Come to see works from my Blue Phase, Bathing Towel and Blue Genies series’ at Venue 142 of Cambridge Open Studios is the ‘Pound and Keep’ on Cage Hill aka ‘The Cage’ Last weekend of my first solo exhibition.. Also a ‘Ophelia Fixation’ twist… and other darker materials never exhibited before. I’m exhibiting at ‘The […]

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