He learned that drawing and creating 3 dimensions on a flat surface … where different created perspectives could literally draw the “reader” into the scene … was something that really gripped his imagination and kept him busy for hours unending.
Miss Saayman – a Grade 4 teacher (also Art Teacher) at Barry’s Primary School – invested time and attention in a young Grade 1 chap’s life and developed the love for drawing even further. What a lady – and even though she’s long since passed on – Barry would honor her memory and her tenacity & tireless encouragement of a young lad in the years between 1967 & 1973.
Active painting pretty much came to a halt in about 1993 due to ministry related time constraints & freelance work with Radio Pulpit stretching over a 21 year period between 1983 – 2004.
A little more background & info about the artist…
- Barry & Petro (his wife) are both freelance Photographers. Barry has been involved with freelance & semi-professional photography since 1980 to the present.
- Barry did a lot of Black & White (monochrome) work in the 1980’s (in his own darkroom) and used Ansel Adams’ Zone System to great effect and success.
- Film – during the 35mm days -were bought in 100ft rolls and the Chemicals needed for the Zone System’s 2 bath film developing process were mixed in-house.
- Then came the digital era … and Photoshop.
New works from Barry’s Studio will be forthcoming… You are also welcome to contact the artist for commissions.