Paul Barfoot

For further information, to purchase my artwork, or to discuss commissions please contact Paul Barfoot as follows: email: barfoot6@outlook.com  mobile: 07768 915997. Facebook: artoldwindsor

Paul Barfoot studied technical illustration at Portsmouth College or Art & Design, and worked as an illustrator and graphic designer for nearly 30 years. Paul picked up his brushes again in 2016 to paint watercolours and acrylics. Working from his studio in Old Windsor, he has developed a fascination for animal and marine subjects.



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Title: FIN

120cm x 40cm, mixed media on canvas

A collage depicting the predicament of the oceans. Plastic production is massively exceeding recycling and recouperation, and marine life is choking on our rubbish. Plastic waste has now been found in the deepest trench in the ocean. We can no longer claim ignorance.

£ POA. (Potentally free to a relevant organisation for the purpose of awareness.)



120200127_223611jpg"Porpoise Bay"

Sunset over this beautiful bay in Curio, Catlins, Southlands, New Zealand. A few hours prior, Hector's dolphins had been playing in the surf. The peach colours are caused by the bush fires in Australia, some 5 hours flight away.

120x40cm acrylic paint on box canvas. £ POA 

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Waverley Beach, New Zealand. 80x30cm. Acrylic paint on canvas.

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"Space"  80x30cm. Acrylic paint on canvas

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Based upon Waverley Beach, New Zealand . A commission to produce a peaceful

scene with warm colours. 50x40cm, acrylic on canvas


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"Can we have our ball back?"

Lara and Izzie await the return of their ball from the swimming pool! These two live in Kerikeri, New Zealand. The painting was a gift for the owners' hospitality during our stay.

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"Nellie" 30x30cm acrylic on canvas.

Nellie is a charming little shih tzu, who lives in Brittany. This picture will be going to her owners in time for Christmas. Ask about animal portraits.

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"Claud" 30x24 inches, acrylic on canvas .

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 "Otto"

Acrylic on black card, 30x30cm. A "negative space" painting, allowing the card to show through as the black areas. Otto is a German short haired pointer, caught here in a "leave me alone" moment. Please enquire about animal portraits.

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"Percy" A4 sized acrylic on black card.

Percy is a lurcher cross, pictured here chasing his ball at speed!

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"Rigby"

30x30cm, acrylic on box canvas. Rigby is a lazy but lovable old hound. I love the relaxed pose but the alertness in his eyes. This picture is destined for his owner in New Zealand. Please ask about animal portraits.

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"Evil Nigel"

800x300mm acrylic on canvas



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"Rosie" A female herring gull. The red patch on her beak indicates that she has chicks to feed. They will tap on that patch to receive food from their mother. She accepted food from my fingers - a very unusual and special interaction.

70x60cm, acrylic on canvas.

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Great Blue Heron. From a photograph by Christopher Barfoot. 75x50cm. Acrylic paint on canvas.

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Title: Sid

50x40cm. Acrylic paint on canvas

Sid is the resident male mute swan on the Runnymede stretch of the Thames. He leaves nobody in doubt as to who is the boss around here! 

1twoswanswebjpgLoving Couple. Acrylic paint on canvas



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"Madagascar"  800x300mm acrylic on canvas   SOLD

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Silky. "Silky sharks have a typical shark shape and beautiful colouring. In common with virtually all sharks, they are totally harmless to humans.
75x60cm acrylic paint on canvas.

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 "Help me!" (Original painting sold, prints available)

As a diver and environmentalist I adore these majestic masters of the oceans. I hope mankind will wake up in time to realise what we are doing to them.

60cm x 50cm, acrylic paint on canvas.



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"Regatta 2"  50x40cm, acrylic on canvas.

Thames racing skiffs in the early morning sunlight. 

Limited edition prints available.

1regatta1-webjpg"Regatta 1" 

Acrylic on canvas, 60x50cm. The traditional Thames skiffs are lined up in the early morning sunshine, ready to race. They show the scars of battles, with parts replaced or repaired over many years of competition. These beautiful craft are testament to the boat builders' skill.

1shovers-webjpg"Skiff Shovers"   Thames racing skiffs compete in regattas throughout the summer months. Racing is fast and furious! 40x50cm, acrylic on canvas.



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"Cote Sauvage"   Acrylic on canvas  50x40cm

The Cote Sauvage is on the west coast of the Quiberon peninsula in Brittany, where the Atlantic crashes into the rocky cliffs. On this stormy day, the waves were truly magnificent!

1reef1-webjpg"Reef"

30x30cm, acrylic on box canvas. A "triple pour" technique, to create the image of a reef seen from underwater. The reef seems to be bursting with life - as it should be!

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"On The Edge"
(300x300 on canvas) A triple pour technique artwork. A comment on the state of our oceans   SOLD