Roger Barnard - Artist in Tokyo

Roger Barnard

I'm an artist in Tokyo, Japan

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

Apart from meal breaks, I have been painting more or less non-stop since my early teens. After graduating from the Central School of Art and Design in London, I taught art and worked as an artist and illustrator in the UK, then moved to Japan in the mid-70s where I have worked as an English teacher and EFL textbook author and illustrator. I taught general and art and design-related English at Tama Art University for 20 years and retired in 2014. My work is mainly abstract, in acrylics and oils, and I also make woodblock prints.

My Creations

  1. Untitled

    25 January 2019

    November 24 2018 Collage and acrylic on paper 34 x 24 cm

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  2. Drawing

    25 January 2019

    September 28, 2018 Charcoal and pastel on paper 54 x 38 cm

  3. Garden of the gods

    25 January 2019
    Garden of the gods

     2018 Oil on canvas 65 x 53 cm

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  4. Untitled February 3, 2019

    3 February 2019

    Collage and acrylic on paper mounted on panel 46 x 38 cm

  5. Quarry 2015

    6 February 2019

    Acrylic on canvas 41 x 32 cm

  6. Evening, Fujisaki, 2018

    16 February 2019
    Evening, Fujisaki, 2018

    Oil on canvas 41 x 32 cm

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  7. Untitled December 1, 2018

    23 February 2019
    Untitled December 1, 2018

    Acrylic and collage on panel 34 x 24 cm

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  8. Oil on Arches paper 31 x 23 cm

  9. Untitled, March 2019

    7 April 2019

    Oil on Arches paper 31 x 23 cm

  10. Figures of fun

    22 April 2019

    Ink on paper, April 2019

  11. Dusk on the coast 2016

    Oil on canvas 41 x 32 cm

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  12. Untitled May 2019

    17 May 2019

    Acrylic on canvas 53 x 65 cm

  13. One of a series of large drawings based on mugshots. In my recent Canvas presentation, I said I wasn't interested in telling stories. I think that's true, but maybe I am interested in suggesting stories. The mugshots are frontal, unsmiling, and accompanied by a brief account of a crime or... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  14. Martello 2020

    8 February

    Acrylic and collage, mounted on canvas

  15. Giant Steps

    5 April
    Giant Steps

    2020 Acrylic on canvas 73 x 61cm. One of the paintings I'll be showing at Gallery Q in Ginza from June 8 - 13 (I hope).

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  16. Big Sur Echo

    18 April

    2020 Acrylic on canvas 60.6 x 72.7 cm. Another jazz-inspired title - this time a Woody Herman track.

  17. Oil on canvas 65 x 53 cm. One of the 25 paintings in my show at Gallery Q, Tokyo, from June 8th to 13th. For more information, take a look at the Gallery Q website . A virtual visit and list of works will be available from next Monday.

  18. Recent work

    2 June

    A selection of recent paintings in my solo show at Gallery Q, Tokyo, June 8-13, 2020.