For years I’ve somewhat struggled with having a “style” of fine art. What happened to me is I love to create many different styles from completely abstract to realistic and some in between. I so have two favorite styles that my patrons do like; an abstract ancient looking very textured style and a pop-art, very colorful style. Here are some samples.

Let me know what you think. I’d appreciate it very much.

This is a canvas done in 1988. It's 48" x 60" - Acrylic on canvas

This is a canvas done in 1988. It's 48\

Acrylic on canvas painting - 48" x 96" completed in 1986 in Studio City, California

Acrylic on canvas painting - 48\

Acrylic mixed medium 24" x 42"

Acrylic mixed medium 24\

Oil on canvas - 24" x 36"

Oil on canvas - 24\

36" x 48" oil on canvas painting of my son.


24" x 36" acrylic on canvas painting


Pop art style acrylic on canvas - 24" x 24"

Pop art style acrylic on canvas - 24\

36" x 48" acrylic on canvas, mixed medium


  1. August 24, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Hi Barry,

    I know what you mean and have had similar struggles. I even created a pen name for some of my other styles. Gaude’
    I love all your work.I’ve always admired your pop art and great use of brilliant colors.
    Paint on!!

    • August 24, 2009 at 3:04 am

      Send me a link so I can see your work. Thanks for the complements!

  2. August 29, 2009 at 7:39 am

    After looking at your work above, I think you have found your true self and form of expression. I get very tired of other Artists and Teachers telling me I am all over the board. My personality is all over the board. I love photography, I call it photojournaling. I like to write about my photos. I love to cook, I blog about my great recipes at and I am a survivor of abuse writing a book. I paint for release and a way to express myself. Is this fine art? No! Are my paintings what I want them to be? No! Am I going to keep on painting? Yes! I too love colors and admire David Hockney greatly. Keep on keeping on!

    • August 29, 2009 at 7:47 am

      Thanks for reading my blog. And, thanks for the encouragement. I like Hockney as well. I will check out your blog.

  3. September 1, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You really did a create here. I love your writing! I’m jealous.

    • September 1, 2009 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks! You should start a Photo blog. It’s a blast doing this.

  4. Ro
    September 5, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Rigth on Frances and to Barry for being “all over the board”. Maybe a niche is only for marketing purposes. Art is art is communication so create your hearts out.


  5. September 6, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Barry: You are such a phenominally talented artist & musician. I love your fine art work. I’d like to see you post more of your portraits and commercial advertising/graphic design. It was a pleasure working with you at the studio and I’m inspired by this blog.

    • September 6, 2009 at 1:49 pm

      Maury, Thanks very much! I enjoyed working with you as well. You should be writing for all to enjoy! Blog away, my man!

  6. March 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Wow Barry! I had no idea you were such an artist! Very nice work! I love it!

  7. May 22, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Barry, You have a great blog with lots of very good art work.Brian

  8. June 7, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Hi Barry,
    I an artist myself. And I have the same way of confronting myself with different styles. I use it to find out if I am able to master this technique. Like I want to convince myself that I am skilled enough. Every time I go to a class the teatcher says that I should paint the way I think is the funniest. But I am now 58 years and I have still not found my own style. I think that it is ok. to master different styles. One can call yourself a multi-artist.
    But if you really do want to express something which is important for you, you will see that these pictures have the same style, and this is your style. The others you make because you want to paint, and not because you want to express anything.

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