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About Me

19 July 2007 15 comments

studio 2005

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Born (Kurri Kurri...Australia)

Diploma of Fine Art
Diploma of Education


Commission London - Portrait of three children
Commission Beverly Hills -
Ten selected drawings (Dancer Series)
Drawing-The Wedding of Princess Diana

Portrait of my son Alexander
Portrait of my daughter Charlotte
Photographic Portraits of Alexander and Charlotte
The Swimmer
The Last Fisherman
Self Portrait in my Father's Coat
Pas de trois avec Dobell (Triptych)(gift)
Salad Days
Baby Ballerinas (Photograph)
Opera House series (Pastel)(gift)
Frieze of Dancers(after Degas) (sold)
War Games (sold)
Ice Series (Diptych)(sold)
Africa Series (Diptych)(leased)
Urban Warfare Series
Self Portrait-Ego versus Vanity
The falling Pear versus the fallen Pair(Diptych)
Commission Newcastle - Turtles Restaurant
What are you looking at?/Look at me! (Diptych)
The Cry (after Munch)(sold)
Snake (after Klee)
Fishing Boats ... (after Van Gogh)..(donation)
Poppies (after Van Gogh)(sold)
Girl with a pearl earring (after Vermeer)(gift)
Renting the sky with bloody squares and flaming
guinea pigs (Landscape/Diptych)
Habit of Identity...self portrait series
Mr Wonderful...portrait of my Dad (gift)
The Boldness of Youth..Alexander and Charlotte
Blue Dancers after Degas (Oil)
Girls Under the Trees after Macke (Oil)
Portrait of Paris and the Rabbits (Oil)
Portrait of Irina Baronova (Drawing)
2006 - 2007
Energy Series
Portrait of Tahlia (Drawing)
Portrait of Deborah (Drawing)
Portrait of Diane (Drawing)
Portrait of Sue (Drawing)
Portrait of Alexander (Drawing)
Portrait of Charlotte (Drawing)
On The Road (Gouache)
Portrait of André Rieu (Gouache)
Portrait of Kelly (Gouache)
Somewhere Along the Line (Graphite/Gouache)
Portrait of Irina Baronova (Oil)

Portrait of Tamika (Oil)
Portrait of Marissa (Oil)
Portrait of Laura (Oil)
The Last Train Home (Portrait of the Barker Boys) Acrylic/Gouache/Pastel)

Portrait of Daphne (Oil)
Portrait of Olivia (Acrylic)
Portrait of Alexander and Kelly (Oil - WIP since 2007)
A series of Stage Props for Baby Ballerinas

1979 - 2006
Teacher TAFE - Photography and Children's Art
Teacher SECONDARY - Art/Dance

Newcastle Mattara - Open Section - 1st place (Portrait - The Swimmer)
Sydney Fisher Ghost Award - Open Section - Selected Finalist (Pas de trois avec
Sydney Real Refuses 3rd place -People's Choice (Ego versus Vanity)
Central Coast Fab Fakes 1st place - People's Choice (Girl with the Pearl Earring)
Kurri Kurri Murals (3)

This website is a personal website written and edited by me. Images and contents taken from other sites are credited here.

Paris and the Rabbits - 2006

Professional with 30 years communications experience in areas such as:
Creating works of art including private/corporate commissions/exhibitions/art awards/community projects
Presentations and oral communications
Diploma of Fine Art and Diploma of Education at Newcastle Art School and Newcastle College of Advanced Education.
Teacher - TAFE/Secondary/Primary Education - NSW Department of Education and Training
Registered Reading Recovery Teacher

The works on this site are owned by the individual authors/artists.
The artwork on this site is © Copyright Kim Barker 2002-2008,All Rights Reserved

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  • Diane

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    • Anonymous 31.7.07

      Kim, I'm fascintated looking at your artwork. Is there a link on this site to another for your work? Also, when doing portraits do you think in geometric shapes? They seem so well shaped and structured I was just wondering. I've never seen anyone paint portraits quite like you. Take care and I would love to see more of your work. If you ever need a good contact in the U.S. Allen Shuptrine of Goldleaf Designs is a fine one. You might of heard of his dad Herbert Shuptrine.

    • Kim 31.7.07

      hi Boyd
      I do have another website at:
      Laketrees 1
      ....where I have slideshows of all my work....
      I am influenced by the cubists and a lot of my drawing starts with geometric shapes.....I love straight lines and find it quite difficult to think or paint in circular shapes or fact any circular areas are usually made up of smaller straight lines...
      thanks for the referral....I have not heard of Herbert Shuptrine....but I will check him out in google.....

    • Anonymous 31.7.07

      You are welcome Kim and thank you for the insight.

    • Anonymous 31.7.07

      I visited the link you provided and I thank you for it was a pleasure looking at all of your amazing and beautiful creations.

    • Anonymous 4.8.07

      What a great slide presentation of you - a good way to know you in a nut shell!

      It's close to what I call Digital Story telling and you might like to see mine here:-)

    • Kim 4.8.07

      thankyou very much Boyd :)

      thanks for the link Renny...:)

    • Anonymous 30.8.07

      hehe nice pic..

    • Kim 30.8.07

      thank you Meditation... :)

    • Anonymous 4.6.08

      Hi Kim,

      Would Sketchplanet (a user community sketch site) be of use to you and your readers.

      Giles Dawe

    • Jarret D. Morrow 18.7.08

      Hi, I have the same blogskin which is just a coincidence I guess. How did you change the mid background color to black? It looks much better with the black background.



    • Kim 18.7.08

      hi Jay
      I changed the background code in the HTML of the template
      in this section:
      #outer-wrapper {
      background: #000000;
      border: 10px solid #000000;
      padding: 10px;
      width: 960px;
      margin:10px auto 0;
      font: $bodyfont;
      hope this helps

    • Fida Abbott 23.8.08

      Hello Kim,

      Stopping by from Mariuca Perfume Gallery.
      I enjoy reading your blog.

      Have great day!

    • Kim 23.8.08

      thanks for your comment Fida...
      have a lovely weekend :) :)

    • MadSilence 13.12.08

      Kim, MadSilence the Younger will be celebrating Christmas in Australia this year, leaving Japan to spend two weeks with friends.

      I'm jealous!

      MadSilence the older & wiser

    • Unknown 23.10.09

      "Laketrees" has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope you like the image I featured, and I hope this helps to attract many new visitors (not to mention customers!) here.

    About The Author
    Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news