Jack Barry

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“I was born and raised in a blue collar factory neighborhood on the Hudson River in Yonkers, N.Y. Growing up in the greater metropolitan area exposed me to an inexhaustible supply of stimuli in art, architecture and world cultures.

“My first exposure to Fine Art was the masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters and the contemporary art movement in New York City of the 1940’s and 1950’s, inspiring me as a youth to sketch and paint.”


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“I was born and raised in a blue collar factory neighborhood on the Hudson River in Yonkers, N.Y. Growing up in the greater metropolitan area exposed me to an inexhaustible supply of stimuli in art, architecture and world cultures.

“My first exposure to Fine Art was the masterpieces of the Hudson River School Painters and the contemporary art movement in New York City of the 1940’s and 1950’s, inspiring me as a youth to sketch and paint.

“Young adulthood placed me in the U.S. navy serving in the VietNam Theater. On returning home I entered the trade of a High Voltage Lineman, which was to last for more than a decade.

“Still not satisfied with my lot in life, I left the Union 9 to 5 world and opened a painting business on Long Island and eventually in the Palm Beaches. My world then became one of restoration of Historic Buildings and Faux Finishing effects, which I seemed to have a gift for.

“Working in the mediums of paint and plaster I honed my skills in the techniques of the craft. This soon led to the natural progress of expressing myself in Frescoes and oil on canvas.

“My art since that time has been and still is an expression of memory. Music is a key factor in my creative process. The rhythms trigger images from recesses deep in my mind that transforms on the canvas in feeling and style.

“It is from this form of the ever changing inspiration of sound that gives me the buffet of palettes and styles that I work in today. The bi-product for me is the great freedom to explore them all!!”


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