Northern Impressionism | Bob Barker

Bob Barker’s Northern Impressionism collection is an intimate insight into the life of one of the UK’s best-loved artists. From climbing lampposts to revving his motorcycle as a teenager, Bob's touching memories are captured through both his expert use of light and shadow and scenes of romance and childlike fearlessness.

In an exciting first, the Bradford-based painter also experimented with a circular composition to create a new perspective and challenge himself as an artist.

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Event boutique: 'Heart Of The City'

After his popular exhibition at Leeds City Museum in 2017, Bob will be returning to the city to present his new works at our gallery in the County Arcade.

An exclusive boutique will also be unveiled, which depicts Leeds City Hall. To find out more or attend the event, RSVP below.


"You cannot put specifics on love; it is indefinable. It’s an indefinable romance, story and feeling…you just know."

Bob Barker

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From the blog

Bob Barker showcases art at Leeds City Museum


The nostalgic painter revealed his signature 'Northern Impressionism' style for an original artwork exhibition, including 30 oil paintings, charcoal drawings and sketches.

On yer bike! Bob Barker revs up art


The beloved artist got a blast from the past when he was visited by the Mutts Nutts Scooter Club! Find out why the motorcycle is a recurring motif in Bob's work.

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