Soozy Barker - Biography
Soozy Barker is a published British Artist, known for her absorbing and vibrant abstracts. She is inspired by the reflections, patterns and colours of nature and the world around her, often drawing on childhood memories as well as recent travels.
From a young age Soozy would spend hours watching her father, Jon, paint in his studio, before becoming his student. Over the years she has become extremely familiar with his techniques and brush strokes, whilst developing her own style and methods.
"I spend hours without leaving the easel, the blending and pouring process almost becomes hypnotic. To achieve the desired effect, I need to have exactly the right consistency of paint and hues, a lot of energy and concentration. I can't leave the piece until I'm completely happy with the blending and overall balance of the painting. I sometimes revisit a canvas multiple times until I have to turn it around to face the wall, I then go back a few days later and see it in a completely different light. I even turn the canvas upside down, forcing me to make the image work from both angles. The painting process requires hours of blending, pouring, flicking and splashing often using numerous brushes and palette knives, oil paints, gold and silver leaf, mixing and thinning mediums, metallic acrylics, spray paints, textured paints and resin."
Soozy works directly with her clients as well as interior design companies. She has completed countless commissions and sold hundreds of individual pieces which are hung in private and corporate collections throughout the UK and worldwide.