Working in pastels and oils, I am inspired by the beauty of the sea and the human form. My life drawing and paintings demonstrate a loose and fluid movement that has been described as imbuing the subjects with life.

Many of my works combine modern imagery with figures from a more fashionable era, beautifully set against a background of shimmering light. With others I incorporate sepia tones and soft focus to allow the observer to formulate their own interpretation of the story behind the picture.

I have undertaken commissions in the UK, France and USA, and have held Open Studios at which my work sold out.

My work has been used for cards, both in the UK and internationally, and has been licensed for other uses.

My galleries on this site are divided into my coastal, figurative, nudes and portraits. Every picture on display is also available as a photographic greetings card (blank), and cards are priced at £1.95 each inc. postage and packing.

After viewing the galleries please feel free to contact me for sales or commissions.

I also produce fashion illustrations, and for these please visit my other site www.jaxbarrettfashionillustrations.com