Paul Barfoot

For further information, to purchase my artwork, or to discuss commissions please contact Paul Barfoot as follows: email:  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.

heronjpgGreal Blue Heron. 75x50cm. Acrylic paint on canvas. From a photo by Chritopher Barfoot

Title: Sid

50x40cm acrylic 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! 


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 on canvas.

paulbarfootjpgLoving couple. Acrylic on canvas


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

Description: 60cm x 50cm, acrylic on canvas. 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.


"Claud" 30x24 inches, acrylic on canvas .

img-20190729-wa0005jpgWaverley Beach 80x30cm Acrylic on canvas.

img-20190131-wa0024jpgWaverley Beach, New Zealand. Acrylic on canvas. 80x30cm

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


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.


Based upon Waverley Beach, New Zealand . A commission to produce a peaceful scene with warm colours. 50x40cm, acrylic on canvas


"Space"  800x300mm acrylic on canvas

 Three 100x100mm paintings on wood using the grain in the wood to suggest the creative content


"Madagascar"  800x300mm acrylic on canvas   SOLD


"Regatta 2"  50x40cm, acrylic on canvas.

Thames racing skiffs in the early morning sunlight. 

Limited edition prints available.

percyexport1000jpg"Percy" A4 sized acrylic on black card.

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

regatta1000picswjpg"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.


"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!


"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.


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!

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


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.

otto1000pixwjpg "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.


"Evil Nigel"

800x300mm acrylic on canvas