About

Welcome to our site documenting the progress of our project to paint our way around the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia en Plein air.

Starting in early 2015 we begun our journey painting our way around the river, newly finished works will be put into the gallery section.

We'll be posting regular updates here, but to see more of our artwork and learn about our individual arts practices visit our websites wih the links in the top menu. Feel free to contact us with comments on our work, project and purchase enquiries by using the contact link.

Peter Barker  is a Perth based artist who studied the techniques of classical realism at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence. He continued his studies as an assistant to the master Norwegian figurative painter Odd Nerdrum. Peter’s work can be found in the Kerry Stokes collection as well as many private collections around the world. He has exhibited extensively and been a finalist in numerous prestigious awards such as the Perth Black Swan, Mandorla and A.M.E. Bale travelling scholarship

Ben Sherar was born in Perth, Western Australia and spent many years travelling around the outback looking at the great scenery this place has to offer, the most formative experience of which was living in the northern Kimberley town of Kununurra for a large part of his childhood which lead him towards his chosen career path. Entirely self taught, Ben's work endeavours to capture his surroundings in a realist manner while still maintaining some painterly aspects to his pieces.