A nostalgic canvas on board by northern oil painter Bob Barker, as part of our autumn 2018 collection.
Inspired by the ‘northern light’ that illuminated the Yorkshire mill towns of his youth, Bob’s new paintings evoke some of his happiest childhood memories.
He says: “This piece brings memories flooding back. When I was a kid, my grandma took my brothers and I on walks down to the local stream (or ‘beck’, as we called it). She would sit on the grass and watch us jumping across and running through the water. “When we’d had enough, we sat by her on the grass and just listened to the silence. That’s when she would smile and say, “Just us ducks”.”