Al Barnes


Al Barnes
Al Barnes, American (b.1937-2015) Rockport, Texas artist Al Barnes is not only inspired by the coastal marshes of South Texas he is also incredibly drawn to Caribbean as well. He finds continued inspiration in the majesty of ocean waters and the life that is intertwined to it. These themes can be found in a majority of his paintings. He has had numerous one man and group exhibitions and is widely collected. His works can be found in many private corporate collections around the world, including the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson Hole and The American Museum of Fly Fishing. Al has had the honor of being named twice the “Waterfowl Artist of the Year” by National Ducks Unlimited. He has also had the honor of being the Texas State Ducks Unlimited “Artist of the Year”. Al was chosen by the Coastal Conservation Association to be their Stamp Artist three times and has been the Texas Saltwater Stamp Artist once, the National Ducks Unlimited Stamp Artist two times and the International Game Fish Association “Featured Banquet Artist”. His has been invited to participate in numerous invitational shows including the Birds in Art show in Wausau, Wisconsin, The Mystic Maritime International in Mystic, Connecticut, the SW Pastel Society and the SW Watercolor Society show. His has been featured in numerous magazines including Sporting Classics, Gray's Sporting Journal, Southwest Artist, Florida Sportsman, Marlin Magazine and Artist Magazine Source: Selected Biographical and Career Highlights 2006 Society of Animal Artist / Mason Award 2002 Society of Animal Artist / Leonard Meiselman Memorial Award 2004 Third Place Artist's Magazine Animal Art Division 2004 Honorable Mention Artist's Magazine Landscape Division 1986 National Ducks Unlimited Artist of the year 1993 Ducks Unlimited Stamp Artist Texas Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year (two times) Texas State Saltwater Stamp Artist (four times) Coastal Conservation Stamp Artist (four times) Billfish Foundation Featured Artist International Gamefish Association Featured Artist Selected Exhibitions Birds in Art / Wausau / 96 /98 /99 /01 /02 /03 /04 /06 / 07 Society of Animal Artist / 02 / 03 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / 08 Southwest Pastel Society / 96 Mystic International Maritime Show /96 /02 /03 /04 The Art of Fly Fishing / Jackson Hole / 97 GreatAmerican Artist / Cincinnati 97 / 98,h_400,c_fill/jz6a0d9d66vytnp3pyc7.jpg