About the artist
Soozy Barker is an experienced professional artist who creates contemporary, mixed media artworks. Initially trained by her Father, Jon Barker, (himself an internationally published artist), Soozy has developed her own unique style and specialist techniques. Her painting process requires hours of blending, pouring, splashing and flicking, often using 20-30 brushes and various palate knives, metallic acrylics, spray paints, oil paints, gold and silver leaf, mixing and thinning mediums, and paint stained pieces of wood to use as edges. "I can spend hours without leaving the easel, the blending and pouring process becomes almost hypnotic. I can't leave a piece until I'm completely happy. The surface of the paint has to be as serene as the feeling the image gives the viewer."