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Joel Barr - Premium Artist

Born and raised in Florida, I was educated at Duke University and the University of North Carolina in literature, economics, and regional planning. I came to painting after working as a public school teacher, a city planner, a business owner and a writer. The moment I began painting, I knew I'd found the right world for me. I've been a full-time studio artist for over twenty years with a studio near Atlanta, Georgia.


  • Startled by Joel Barr, oil on canvas<br>20 x 24 inches

    Startled
    oil on canvas
    20 x 24 inches

  • Purple River by Joel Barr, oil on canvas<br>20 x 24 inches

    Purple River
    oil on canvas
    20 x 24 inches

  • Looking Through by Joel Barr, oil on canvas<br>20 x 24 inches

    Looking Through
    oil on canvas
    20 x 24 inches

  • The Spirits Still Dance by Joel Barr, oil on canvas<br>48 x 60 inches

    The Spirits Still Dance
    oil on canvas
    48 x 60 inches


I work in oils and am known as a colorist who loves pattern and texture. My work is often narrative and surreal.

Over the years, I've learned that, if we're open to it, we see what no one looks for--images that have waited for us to find them. These visions will probably change as we reach for them. I believe that if we clearly and honestly record what we see, we will be surprised, enriched, and sometimes stunned by what we've found. That recording and the discovery that comes with it are what drives all of my work.

Feb '15


  • Messages by Joel Barr, oil on canvas<br>48 x 60 inches

    Messages
    oil on canvas
    48 x 60 inches

  • Red Plates by Joel Barr, oil on canvas<br>36 x 36 inches

    Red Plates
    oil on canvas
    36 x 36 inches

  • Face to Face by Joel Barr, oil on canvas<br>48 x 60 inches

    Face to Face
    oil on canvas
    48 x 60 inches

  • Becoming Part of It All by Joel Barr, oil on canvas<br>40 x 30 inches

    Becoming Part of It All
    oil on canvas
    40 x 30 inches




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