Barry Tate biography in brief
Noted for his unique interpretive style and bold use of color, Barry’s paintings of coastal scenery reflect his passion for life and the sea.
Using a fine long haired brush called a rigger and acrylic paint Barry often defines and outlines unique abstract shapes and color hues in his work to create very interesting and special effects.
His work has been collected in over 120 countries around the world and in every state of the USA. Barry was born in Victoria BC Canada and has lived near the ocean throughout his life. He currently works from his home-studio on Piers Island near Victoria, and in Mexico.
The large brightly colored Koi fish found in many exotic water gardens are also popular subjects. “I think Koi are one of Natures perfect art forms. I love their rich vibrant colors and how they move with Zen-like grace.” Many of Barry’s Koi paintings incorporate principles of Feng-Shui for good luck and prosperity
Barry has enjoyed a long and successful interest in the visual arts beginning with the sale of an oil painting and sculpture at age 15. In 1995 he decided to pursue a full time art career which has skyrocketed ever since. Today, Barry paints more than 40 new paintings each year and hand produces over 300 images as giclées on canvas and limited edition 16x20 giclées on paper. Almost half of his paintings go to international destinations.
Barry sells most of his work directly through his web site, Canadian art shows and through select galleries in the USA and Canada.
He conducts a variety of workshops at a local college and enjoys public speaking.