Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn [1606 – 1669] — Marina Kanavaki

Dutch draughtsman, painter, and printmaker Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born, July 15, 1606 in Leiden, in the Dutch Republic [now the Netherlands]. ❦ An innovative and prolific master in drawings, prints [etchings] and paintings, he is considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch […]

via Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn [1606 – 1669] — Marina Kanavaki

Poem ‘Between Lives’

Between Lives

“We are the sun,” you said,
that his light arose with us
playing on rainbows,
his myriad smiles the spangled waves.
In those days thoughts were endless,
vibrant pages which turned by themselves.
There were no limits to how far we’d run
or dream out onto the sea,
our hearts living free in a peerless sky.
But thoughts like books do have an end
and I have died a billion times,
holding on to every word you said,
like a child might ask a question
between the pages of his lives

poem and image © copyright Francis Barker 2012 & 2020

Why the English Eastern Coast?

You may well ask – why the fascination with England’s eastern coast?

The south coast may be more affluent, at times very picturesque and very dramatic in places. The south west, Cornwall and Devon, are wonderfully atmospheric. Great Britain as a whole is blessed with a huge variety of coasts.

Of course, the reason I favour the east coast, and in particular the stretch from Lincolnshire down to Suffolk, is that it is local! It may all be relatively low-lying but there is a huge variety of seascapes, from the bleak beauty of North Norfolk, surely one of the best coasts in the world, to the archetypal English coastal town of Southwold.

Who would want to paint anything else?

Francis Barker 2020

Painting: Blakeney, North Norfolk, England

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Painting: Fenland Sunset

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Painting: Holkham Beach, North Norfolk, England

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Painting: Heacham, Norfolk, England

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Painting of the beach of the small town of Heacham in West Norfolk, England.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

North Norfolk Coast Painting, near Cromer

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Image of an oil painting I sold some time ago, actually one of my favourites, where I did at least capture some of the atmosphere of North Norfolk, England.

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Original Oil Painting, Wells-Next-The-Sea, North Norfolk, England

This is an original oil painting, based on a scene in the harbour at Wells, North Norfolk, England.

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Blow up of painting.

It has been completed on stretched canvas and is unframed, size 51 x 41 cm.

copyright Francis Barker 2019.

Original Oil Painting, Heacham beach, West Norfolk

This is an original oil painting of Heacham beach in west Norfolk, completed on stretched canvas, unframed. Size 51 x 41 cm.

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Blow up of painting.

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Original Oil Painting,’Cottage in the Wood’

This is an original oil painting on stretched canvas, 61 x 46 cm, unframed.

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Blow up of the painting.

copyright Francis Barker 2019