Thursday, 7 February 2013

my first exhibition

i am very excited to report that my first mini exhibition is happening mid february. its in a very gorgeous coffee house in norwich called the cherryleaf coffee house and the owner Em is very supportive. the cherryleaf not only make coffee, but Em makes all her cakes in house in her beautiful open kitchen right there in front of you. im very very excited to see my work on the walls and im working like a demon at the moment, on new pieces, commissions, framing, pricing etc etc. its keeping me very very busy.
if you havent already, please visit my facebookpage at

please and thankyou x

Thursday, 31 January 2013

jack daniels my way

newly uploaded to my facebook page. this took hours and hours of sketching to get the outline perfect, then, oncwe i started adding the colour, i realised that i was smudging out the outline as i was moving the paper. RAGE.
i couldnt bring myself to re-pencilt he rest of it in so alot of this was painted 'blind'! i think it just adds to the worn in, vintage effect.
my man jack

in close-up

hope you all like. if you have any suggestions of other iconic brands that i could reproduce, please leave me a comment either here or on my facebook page.

Friday, 25 January 2013

NEW work

Here are 2 of the newest paintings that have just gone live on my facebook page. the blue lips are a private commission and so they are not for sale. the guy i painted them for is very very happy with them.  success!

lip service

these lips in particular are proving very popular. ive done 3 different sets now, red, green and here, blue. you can see them all at

clockwork blue

hope you all like?x

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Yesterday brought very exciting news.
Exciting and very very scary.
My boy is taking me skiing. Me, who struggles to stay upright on terra firma, without heels or alchohol. In fact its been said many times that after a glass of wine i seem to be LESS clumsy, not more - as is often the case.
Cue much much panic regarding the following....
1.) going skiing with 5 people who were practically born on a pair of skis.
2.) being cold and having to tough it out for a week for fear of being told continually to 'man up'
3.) the pain that will surely be a constant prescence, since i get muscle burn the day after going bowling. Yes, bowling....not exactly an extreme sport is it?!?
4.) the chair lifts. dangerous no????

but has been somewhat mollified with the though of this......


apres ski - yum!

i am looking forward to it really. it just makes me wonder if i'll be able to manage to anything other than awful for an entire week. i dont know 4 of the other people going and i want to impress them. daft, i know but as i wont/cant impress anyone with my skiing, grace and elegance. i'm hell bent on looking great, starting with the flight, moving on to the dreaded morning 'sleep face' over that first cup of tea, through to great makeup while on the slopes that will STAY PUT and finally for evening dinner.
cue inspiration......

kate moss/bond girl! 

victoria beckham - cold no??

lady di - just gorgeous
does anyone have any tips??? make up tips especially. im guessing that suncream is my most important piece of kit because i dont want to end up with a face that looks like beef carpaccio on day 1.
please share if you do.
im in phase 1 of quite a deep panic!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Rebecca Barker ART on facebook

Technical issues sorted (i kind of ignored them until it sorted itself out) and now im up and running again. To celebrate here's a sneak peak at what i've been working on.
Yesterday was a good day - i finally made a facebook page dedicated to my art and illustraion. Facebook is an amazing way of sharing my work on a large scale that you can manage yourself and best of all. its for free! until i get a portfolio chokka block full of decent pictures i'm holding off on getting a website designed because i want it to be amazing. this will take time and money so until i'm ready to take that plunge, please visit Rebecca Barker ART on facebook and have a look around.

if you have any questions, or if you would like to commission a piece, you can either leave a comment here or on my facebook page. please 'like' my page if you do, its great feedback 

Thursday, 10 January 2013

technical issues!!!

ive had a bit of a break from the land of blog to enjoy christmas, see friends and family and work on some more paintings. everything is very exciting at the begining of this new year and instead of feeling the usual january blues, i am relishing having projects to work on, aims and goals and tons of inspiration.

i was looking forward to uploading some new images of my work for you guys to look at but i don't seem to be able to,  selecting a file from my computer doesnt appear to be an option!?!?! i'll upload as soon as i can

is anyone else experiencing problems???

Thursday, 20 December 2012

i am artist

well, ive only gone and done it.
i sold my first 2 paintings and i am celebrating.
3 months since i ditched my old life (one where i was a slave to my job but got paid shed loads) and became happier, healthier (poorer) and i now feel credible again.
i hope you like them as much as my customer did....