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Welcome to the world of John Barney’s art. Imagine, if you will, your living space or business filled with colorful paintings that are also thought-provoking. Touch one of his many paintings that have texture – Think about the feelings they evoke in you – Ask your visitors what they see and discuss your differences. Or, simply enjoy how the  colorful painting over the sofa brings the room together. The beauty of art is that it is always personal to the observer – and there are no right or wrong reasons to use and experience art.

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Psychological Dimension (or one way to enjoy John Barney paintings) 

Psychological Dimension is the way a work of art communicates or evokes feelings or thoughts in the viewer. Someone once called me a budding master at this. Hopefully, it was a compliment. My particular style and background (my other career has been as a school psychologist/counselor) lends itself to this. I'm always fascinated at how two people look at the same work of art but have two entirely different perspectives. One might think it dark and brooding while the other is blown away by the interplay of…Read more

Support the Creatives 

Artists of all stripes need your support more than ever. There's been a cultural shift in the world where many people think musicians, writers, and to a lesser extent fine artists,  do their work for free or for "exposure." I've found this especially in music where it's impacted my band and many independent musicians. Most bands seem to be playing for a tip jar - even though they are bringing in revenue for the restaurant, bar or venue. Without being preachy, I would ask that you support your creatives -…

What is Art, Really? 

I like Leroy Neiman paintings. So, when I started to research the man, I was surprised at the ferocity of critics and other artists that claimed he was a hack. I mean if, back in his peak days, I were to start an article like I did this one, I'd be immediately labeled unsophisticated, barbaric, a simpleton - well, you get the picture. Yet critics fawn over guys like Andy Warhol - who I never really got.  One thing, apparently, that Warhol did say in his work - is that anything, including commercial work…

John Barney Art Shows and Events

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John Barney Art Show

First Friday's, Long Beach, CA

This will be the last First Friday event for a couple of months. Come pick up some John Barney art at a good price.



John Barney Art At Eclectique Boutique/Gallery

105 b Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

The John Barney Art Show will be continued through the Month of July, 2015. Original paintings, giclees on canvas, and limited edition prints available.