Barry was born in 1953. In 1973 he went to Great Yarmouth College of Art. In 1972 Barry joined Leicester Polytechnic and obtained a BA Honours degree in sculpture before joining the British Museum and heading the model making department.
15 years later Barry left this structured environment for the challenges of the
film industry where he worked in animatronics on such famous films as '101
Dalmatians', 'Babe' and 'The Flintstones'. He combined this experience in film
to work on a number of projects for the BBC including the highly acclaimed
documentary, 'Walking with Dinosaurs'.
Having such a sound knowledge of anatomy allows him to be inventive with form in sculpting his Goya-esque impressions of animals without compromising the inner rational. It is impossible to look at his work without a smile.
Barry has just deservedly won the highly acclaimed David Shepherd Wildlife Artist 2008 award!
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