The work of Paul Barnes (b 1971) has a wonderous quality -  weaving together nature and animals with the folklore of Barnes’ native northeast corner of Scotland and Barnes’ own tribal imaginings.

 

The exquisite detail of Barnes’ work, its muted colours and a paint-surface that is reminiscent of fresco give his work an ancient feel that adds to its mysterious otherworldliness. The results are tender, allegorical and enduring.