Welcome to the online gallery for artist Barry Knauff. Barry is an Ohio native who enjoys the Salt life of the Crystal Coast . Barry spends a majority of his free time surfing and fishing along the North Carolina coast. Barry's fascination with creating art has been with him since his early childhood. Barry began with drawings and sketches, and today is creating original and unique paintings that are vibrant with intense colors and textures. Barry began painting in his free time in college and continued after his military tour. Barry's abstract paintings are inspired by the unique organic textures often found in naturally weathered objects . Barry currently has a series dedicated to nautical designs and décor, vibrant cityscapes, and textured abstracts. Barry strives to produce artwork that is not only nice to view, but instills a sense of relaxation and calm. Through the use of intense textures and a vibrant color pallet, Barry is able to create works that are truly unique and one of a kind.
The Fine Art America collection mainly features barry's digital re-creation of original paintings.
Barry is a member of the Wilmington, NC Arts Council.
Barry is a member of Carteret County Arts Council.
Barry is a member of the Surfrider Foundation- Bogue banks chapter.
Barry is a member of the Wounded Warrior project foundation.
Barry has over 50 Original paintings on view and for sale at the amazing Family Furniture showroom of Cedar Point, NC.
Barry is a member of the ART Exposure gallery of Hampstead, NC and has numerous original paintings on display and for sale.
About the Artist
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Taking Care of the painting:
-Keep the Painting in a room temperature environment.
-Wipe the dust off with soft cloth.
Barry has successfully completed over 300 Paintings and works of art .
Barry is currently working with Tayen Layne Publishing on a Painting for a book cover.
Barry will be featured in the History of NC Artists book by Ben Watford, to be released Fall of 2017.
Barry is currently working on an abstract piece for a Band from Austin, TX.
Barry completed his first Commissioned Mural at A beach House in Emerald Isle, NC in 2015.
Stir-It-Up Coffee shop
Blue Moon Wilmington,NC
Carolina Medical Group
The Boro Girl Boutique
Marine Federal Credit Union
The Red Elephant
North Star Cafe
Carteret General Hospital
North Star Cafe
Coastal Farmhouse Interiors
About The Artwork:
Barry's style is a modern abstract technique involving the use of thin layers to create a deep textured surface with vibrant colors.
Barry primarily uses hardboard and panelboard as his canvas due to the intense amount of pressure required to create the textured feel of the work.
Barry uses many types of acrylic based paints and assorted gessos to build textures and create unique blends of colors.