Growing up in North East Scotland Paul Barnes was surrounded by the nature, animals, ancient traditions and folklore of his native land. These have proved to become lifelong influences in his work.

Barnes resurrects creatures from his own childhood memories, aware if their inherent naivety. These creatures gain human characteristics, both physical and emotional, giving each painting depth and narrative.

The results are tender, mythical paintings, ancient in feeling and an appropriate antidote to the modern world.