We got to know Mike Barr through the Glenside Lions Art Show where he has been successfully exhibiting for many years. When we moved house we relocated most of our art work but we were left with a blank wall in the lounge room. After settling in and then getting new furniture it was time to find a painting or 2 to be the focal point of the room. We have always enjoyed Mike’s series of works with wet pavements in the city and we began discussing with Mike, mostly via email, what would be appropriate for this area. Mike produced some ‘samples’ (probably there is a better word than that) (studies) initially and after approval the paintings were commenced. Within a month or so we had out new art work and it is now hanging and we are getting a great deal of joy from the work every time we walk past. I don’t think anyone has visited and not seen the new paintings and of course everyone has been very congratulatory.

Thank you Mike and we look forward to continuing our association through the Glenside Lions Art Show and wish you well in your artistic career.
Carol and Bruce

An essential addition to my consulting rooms (and to my home!) are some seascapes painted by and purchased from Mike Barr.  If you can’t get to the beach, you can at least transport your mind and soul there by stepping into the beautiful scenes Mike creates. Make sure to spend some time in the scene, remembering that when you are at the beach, to find the best shells, you need to walk slowly…
The seashore has to be one of nature’s most potent anti-depressants and I thoroughly recommend Mike’s seascapes as a way of bringing some of nature’s beauty and light into your surroundings.
Belinda Hulstrom
Therapy and Coaching for Lasting Change
Melbourne, Australia

I've bought some amazing pieces of artwork from Mike - beach scenes from SA mostly - like the most recent one in this shot.  They've made fantastic gifts for family, and I'm also proud to have some on the walls at home.  It certainly won't be the last one I buy, and the service is great too - they always show up the next day and really well packaged.  I can't speak highly enough of them, and he's usually kind enough to write a personal note giving some details of the painting which makes a great addition.  First class.
Marcus Smith - NSW

Between the flags - 180x90cm
We made contact with Mike after seeing some of his landscape paintings and requested a large painting of one of our favourite south coast beaches. 

Mike responded with some amazing sketches for us to choose from and proceeded to paint a small version of the sketch of our choice. Mike then commenced our full sized painting and we eagerly awaited the final piece.
Mike has an exceptional eye for detail; the reflections, colour and shadows he captures are truly lifelike.
We now have an amazing painting in our living area which becomes a talking point with guests. 
Most people can easily recognise the location and comment about the detail in the picture.
Thanks Mike for a sensational piece which we will treasure forever. 
Scott and Gayle Marshall"

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