Artist Feature - Barry Loines Feb 06 2017

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We're so excited to announce that Barry Loines is now an Advocate artist! Specialising in beautifully done and detailed paintings, he is perfect for wall art and hopefully greeting card designs as well, we're sure that he will make a fantastic addition to the Advocate family and we can't wait to see what's next. To find more of Barry's work visit his Advocate portfolio.

"I was born in Liverpool in 1960 and seemed to spend most of my childhood, with the rest of my friends, dreaming of escaping somewhere exotic on one of the many ships that used to be along the dockside, this day dreaming is what lead me to continuously paint and draw.

After leaving University, with a degree in 3 dimensional design, I started work as a furniture designer in Tring Hertfordshire, moving on to becoming an interior designer, before starting my own company designing and making all types of office furniture. I was lucky enough to acquire a patent on one of my designs which then lead me in lots of directions visiting many countries around the world.

As exciting as all that was; it was painting that always brought my back down to earth and, whenever possible, I would steal a few moments away to keep the passion going. I paint a wide range of subjects from landscapes to African wildlife selling work through exhibitions and commissions for over thirty years. Although I have sold many paintings since my early teens, my art work was always second to the need to work for a living……but now I have taken the decision to push it to the front and see where this ship takes me."