Harold Barnard creates contemporary abstract paintings that brim with color and movement. A self-taught artist, Barnard pulls from a well of curiosity and a lifetime of experiences in the woods and waters of Maine, creating images rooted in the joy and fascination of the natural world. Harolds works are principally watercolor, sometimes enhanced with permanent inks and acrylics.
Barnard was chosen as a Notable Maine Artist in the ArtMaine 2019 Guide and his painting Rock Show was a finalist in the International Artist Magazine Challenge No. 110, Abstract/Experimental Art in 2019. His work appeared in Gallery 104’s Nurture exhibition, NYA Gallery’s Heal show and 1st Dibs Gallery in NYC in 2019, which was followed by a month long exhibit at the NYA Art Center TriBeCa with eleven other artists.
Locally, Barnard’s work has been shown at Clay Hill Farm, Cape Neddick, and 443 Congress Street Gallery in Portland. He will be showing in a new gallery opening in York this coming October through December. You can also find his work at oneseestudio.com, on the Pond Duck Trio album, Class Reunion released in 2021 and on Instagram@oneseestudio.