ABOUT BARI DUNCAN
Bari’s start to art was from a very young age – with colouring books at the age of around 3 years old. Her mother could not keep up with the demand as Bari created masterpiece after masterpiece and the colouring books piled high – happily occupied for hours on end. From there she moved onto sketching her Aunties and Uncles at family occasions. There was a constant call to ‘please do a sketch’, to which she would gladly oblige.
With around 30 years of painting experience - initially in pastels, Bari worked for 10 years in acrylics before moving onto her now preferred medium - oils. She admits she was initially ‘afraid’ of oils and was not actually sure where the fear came from, but we are very glad she overcame it as she is now one of New Zealand’s top seascape artists.
Born and bred in the Hawkes Bay, Bari has a great love of the local sea and landscapes. Living close to the ocean in Napier it is an intrinsic part of her everyday life and she cannot imagine living where she could not see, photograph and paint the ocean. Though she admits with a laugh, that she does not actually like being in or on it.
In recent years Bari has had many successful local, national, solo and joint exhibitions, and has commissioned works worldwide. She has been published several times in the New Zealand and Australian Artists magazine and the International Artists magazine and has a very strong following both in New Zealand and Australia.
We are so pleased to represent such a talented seascape artist and enjoy bringing her work to our discerning clients.