Whacky Racers

Bob Barker

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A signed limited edition artwork by Bob Barker.

Inspired by the Yorkshire mill towns that shaped his youth, Bob is known for his ‘Northern Impressionism’ style, and he has continued this with his latest collection bringing us ‘Tiddlers’ and Whacky Racers’. Depicting touching childhood, family and romantic scenes, his nostalgic and charming artworks feature his signature neutral palette of greys with splashes of vibrant colour and a unique inner glow created by the manipulation of light and shadow.

For this piece, the artist manipulated the palette slightly. With the progression of a muted palette, with black and white in transparent glazes to let the muted sepia tones shine through. In “Whacky Racers”, he draws from his own life experiences which adds a new intimacy and dimension to this signed limited-edition.

“Once again as kids we made our own fun, usually outside, usually up to no good. Occasionally you would find a set of old pram wheels, if they had one axle with big wheels and one axle with small wheels they were almost as valuable as gold dust. After two or three races with other bogies, bits would start to fall off so there was always a roadside repair shop needed with a big hammer and loads of nails. We spent weeks building these contraptions and when we all set off together down the nearest convenient hill, we were indeed Whacky Racers.” the artist explains. 

Bob signature style is using a limited palette, which enables viewers to understand the nuances of the colours he uses, creating an infinite tonal variation and enhanced contrast. This is what gives the artwork their very subtle colour shift from white through a multitude of greys.

This piece is Hand Varnished Giclée on Canvas and can also be purchased in a set.

Read more about Bob's latest release here, of view all his artwork here

Framed size: 46.5in x 23.6in 118.0cm x 60.0cm
Edition size: 295
Medium: Fine Art Print
Subjects: Moods, Places, Town Scenes

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