Barry Miller – BTBArtist
I left school at 16 and went to art college where I completed a BTech Diploma in Visual Communication that covered illustration, graphic design, photography and exhibition design. I soon found that my particular love was illustration so I concentrated on that in my second year.However, it wasn’t easy finding work out in the real world and I took on a succession of jobs, ending up in the working for the past 23 years in the EPOS/IT industry. However, the art bug never went away and, about eight years ago, I started to draw again as a form of relaxation. I played around with a variety of styles and media before discovering pastels.
My fav medium
I adore pastels and I love seeing how far I can push the medium by experimenting with techniques, unusual papers and boards and different grades of hard/softness. I don’t particularly focus on any one subject but portraits do seem to bring out the best in me.
For all of my pastel work I mainly use Fisher400 pastel board and a ridiculous selection of soft pastels from cheap and cheerful to expensive sticks, plus hundreds of pastel pencils
For my acrylic work I use Atelier Interactive acrylics