Mike Barr About
An occasional artist for most of his life, Mike started painting in earnest about 5 years ago.
Since that time he has become widely known throughout Adelaide as the beach and rainy-day street painter.
During the past four years Mike has won numerous awards both in South Australia, Interstate and overseas. Those awards include first prizes in the Gawler Art Award, The City of Burnside Art Prize, The Hahndorf streetscape competition and the 2008 Clare Rotary Art Prize. He is a three-time finalist in the Heysen Landscape prize and People's Choice and category winner in the Cathedral Art Show in 2008.
Not only is Mike a demonstrating artist around the Art shows and Art Societies around Adelaide, he is also a regular contributor to the Australian Artist magazine. Late last year he was published in the Medical Journal of Australia on the benefits of having paintings in waiting rooms.
In July last year he appeared on the Channel 7 lifestyle program 'Discover' during his solo exhibition at Greenhill Galleries. He is demonstrating at the Herald Sun Camberwell Art Show in Melbourne in 2009.
Mike is a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts and his works are in collections throughout Australia and the world.