The real talent behind award-winning artist Mike Barr is extracting positive emotions from viewers. He does so with a style that does not tell the whole story, preferring to invite people in to be a part of the scene. He coaxes involvement and feelings of being there both in his beach work and rainy-day street scenes.
A regular exhibitor with Artworx, Mike also writes for various art publications both here and in the UK and USA. He has also contributed to the books, The Art of Being Melbourne – Maree Coote - 2012 and the Surf Collection by French surfing guru, Gerard Decoster - France 2009.
His awards from Australia and overseas include 16 Best In Shows, 9 Peoples' Choices and 11 Best In Category awards. Recently Mike won the prestigious Corporate Award at the 2016 Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show.