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Kathy Barker trained at Wimbledon School of Art, first in fine art painting and then achieved an MA in Printmaking. Awarded a studio at The Florence Trust in Highbury and Islington Kathy then decided to pursue studies in classical portrait painting in Florence, Italy.
Amongst commissioned portraiture work Kathy has also worked on mural commissions in the UK, Spain and Antigua.
In 2005 her commissioned book on “Drawing and Painting the Clothed Figure” was published by Crowood Press.
Kathy Barker is currently a Postgraduate drawing tutor at West Dean College, The Edward James Foundation. She also gives life drawing classes at the Hurlingham Studios in South West London.
“I love painting people from life. I try to attain that first impression that impacts in my mind. The relationship that develops between me and the subject is both fascinating and richly fulfilling”