Charlie Barr is a Northwest landscape artist working with a unique mixed media blend of acrylic and cement on panel. These contemporary landscape paintings are meant to set a mood or evoke emotion and often leave the viewer with a sense of remembrance and stimulated senses.
Barr's goal is to create paintings ranging from representational to abstract with a focus on color, contrast, and balance. He doesn't want the quality of the painting to diminish whether viewed from ten feet or eight inches and believes it is crucial to use texture and creative brush techniques to hold a viewers attention up close and have a strong composition to hold the viewers interest at a greater distance. Every inch of the painted surface has movement without sacrificing the overall composition.