My artworks, photographed below, are available for sale.
Please do scroll down this page to view them all……
Contact me on email: email@example.com or visit my Lin Barrie Art Facebook Page:
Please bear with me if I do not answer queries immediately, since Clive and I often travel in wilderness areas, away from easy internet access. This has its advantages, since I am inspired by travel, wilderness and culture, so I paint intensively while I am out of email contact!
My Studio numbers:
Arthur Barrie: +263 772 313558 or 0242 860508
Lin Barrie: +263 772 922148 or +263 772 219204
Lin Barrie, Decisions- Painted Pack, acrylic on loose canvas, 140 x 185 cm available at Painted Wolf Wines tasting room in Franschoek..
Baobabs never fail to entrance me, their flowers like blowsy faded ballerinas’ skirts…
Hanging in the tree they are a magnet for beetles and bees by day, and fruit bats by night…
For the last strange year of Covid in the world, I have been responding with my brush, with handmade charcoal… preparatory crow and hand sketches for paintings….
In response to the Covid pandemic I have created various art videos….
Art Slideshow/video by Lin Barrie:
Title:“to touch…or not to touch”.
video You Tube linkhttps://youtu.be/SN-u4TI0nTw
Hands, touch, separation, socialization and isolation being my theme, and how as social animals we need to find solutions to the way we interact, the way we treat each other…
“Dark Clouds, Skeletons of Leaves”
Rose Gold Pangolin, acrylic on stretched canvas, 3 x 3 feet…
Blue waterlilies, acrylic on stretched canvas, 2 x 3 feet….
Anthurium diptych, acrylic on stretched canvas, 61 x 61 cm,
When baobab flowers fall to the ground they are exquisitely vulnerable, beautiful in their decay….Can’t get enough of these shapes, crinkles and character…
my wild dog paintings, Going….1 and 2, mixed media, on canvas boards, each 51 x 76 cm, visualized with Brave Ground, Dulux colour of the year 2021…
Covid/social theme, Hand on Heart is a traditional Changana greeting, perfectly stating warmth, respect and care for the other person without having to actually touch…
Lala (Ilala) palms, indigenous to our lowveld river wilderness in Zimbabwe…
Cosmos diptych, acrylic on stretched canvas,, 61 x 61 cm each panel:
I can’t stay away from wild dogs:
“Reverie 2”, mixed media on brown craft paper, 64 x 91 cm, (this one is available at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge)
“Reverie 3”, mixed media on brown craft paper, 64 x 91 cm
Birds are close to my heart….and I love painting them in flight,
Hornbills I, acrylic on loose canvas, 104 x 179 cm….
Going Places 1, mixed media on stretched canvas, 3 x 4 feet….. sold for VAWZ charity
Culture is Life, Life is Water, Water is Culture, acrylic on stretched canvas, 2 x 4 feet
Cheetah Hunting …acrylic on stretched canvas…… 60 x 60 cm
Wild dogs hunting….acrylic on stretched canvas…… 60 x 60 cm
Hornbills are fascinating birds….here is ‘Hornbill and Diamond’, acrylic on stretched canvas, 120 x 80 cm
Chanagana dancer, oil on stretched canvas, 130 x 80 cm
Black rhino portrait, acrylic on loose canvas, 79 X 77 cm…
Full moon baobab 1, acrylic on deep stretched canvas, 35 x 46 cm….
Full moon baobab 2, acrylic on deep stretched canvas, 35 x 46 cm…..
Here is one of my Series of MaChangana Hut Paintings..oil on canvas .
Below are my paintings of some of the glorious indigenous palms of Zimbabwe, common along our large rivers such as the Zambezi and the Save….
Lala palm sunset, acrylic on loose canvas, 103 x 180 cm…..
Phoenix reclinata , oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm
Phoenix reclinata, acrylic on loose canvas, 145 x 86 cm,
River Reflections, acrylic on loose canvas, 80 x 180 cm…available at the Cape Gallery
Jacarandas, acrylic on stretched canvas, 120 x 110 cm….
White Roses, acrylic on stretched canvas, 110 x 80 cm…on display for sale at Elite Interiors
Pink waterlilies I and II, acrylic on stretched canvas, each panel 2 x 2 feet, and here they are against the gorgeous Borrowdale Brooke dam that inspired me….
Rosette, acrylic on stretched canvas, 50 x 50 cm:
Water lilies, acrylic on stretched canvas, 130 x100 cm, available at Gordon’s select bed and Breakfast, Mutare…
Field sketches are vital to my art, immediate and powerful, and then I can work them up into bigger canvases…these were yearlings that I watched playing at the den….contact me for more field sketches….
Baobab sketch, acrylic on craft paper, 65 x 46 cm, unframed…
Trees are fascinating to draw, such diverse shapes…
Acacia diptych, acrylic on paper, 64 x 46 panel 1, 64 x 39 panel 2
Ground hornbills are threatened…..
Zimbabwe flag colours!……
Zimbabwe Bird!, Acrylic on stretched canvas, 44 x 44 cm
Carmine bee eaters are migrants to Zimbabwe, gorgeous birds, we welcome them…..
Carmine Season, acrylic on stretched canvas, 91 x 91 cm, (3 feet x 3 feet), (available at Tony’s Coffee Shop in the Vumba)
My inspiration being the incredible purple haze of the Jacaranda season in Zimbabwe, I have painted Purple season, acrylic on stretched canvas, 90 x 90 cm:
“Zebra Energy, Baobab Burnt”, acrylic/mixed media on stretched canvas, 150 x 200 cm
Detail from the painting “Zebra Energy, Baobab Burnt”
Here is a mixed media installation called “Zebra Totem….
“Zebra Totem”……acrylic/mixed media and burnt wooden door…….200 x 100 cm
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Stripes at War, acrylic on stretched canvas, 61 x 61 cm
Impala skull studies…….oil on canvas
Sunset Grass, acrylic on stretched canvas, 40 x 40 cm…..(I do love bollywood colours-pink and orange, lilac and yellow)….!
Dune Delight, Acrylic on loose canvas, 77 x 208 cm using glowing metallic gold highlights in the grass…. on display at Elite Interiors, Harare
dune delight in an Elite interior ….
Baobab Dance, acrylic on stretched canvas, 91 x 61 cm on display at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
Albida Season, acrylic on stretched canvas, 91 x 91 cm,
Recent works celebrate colour, such as the vibrant rust of Mopani leaves against cobalt winter skies…
Mopani Sky, acrylic on stretched canvas, 31 x 31 cm….
and the glow of acacia thorns against the late afternoon sky as I drive back home from the Nyarushanga Pack Den….
Thorny sunset, acrylic on stretched canvas, 31 x 31 cm
Mopani Leaves are fabulous painting subjects..
Mopane Winter 1….acrylic on stretched canvas…..31 x 41 cm
The silver glow of Terminalia sericea leaves in Gonarezhou Park throughout the dry season have always inspired me….
Now!….on to Msasas……fond memories of their rusts, pinks and golds, as winter gives way to spring in the highveld of Zimbabwe…..A real Colour Burst!
My Msasa abstract 1,2 and 3 are acrylic on deep-stretched canvas, each being 23 x 30 cm
Russet colours in the Mopani during winter, inspired this painting ..one of a diptych…
Mopani leaf butterflies 1, acrylic on stretched canvas, 61 x 91 cm
and here is the whole diptych….
Embracing the glowing rust leaves, I have painted the wild dogs lying at the den that I have been watching on Senuko…
Dogs in Mopani 1, acrylic on loose canvas, 70 x 105 cm
Dogs in Mopani 2, acrylic on loose canvas, 70 x 105 cm, available at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
Elephants, elephants, elephants…!
Mahove Bull, acrylic on canvas board
2 X 3 feet
Mahove Cows, acrylic on canvas board, 2 x 3 feet
Mahove Cows II, acrylic on canvas board, 2 x 3 feet
I am often surrounded by these awesome and usually gentle giants in my daily life, so I never fail to sketch and love them…
Nguni cows in an Elite interior…
Lin Barrie, Saturn and Jupiter in Conjunction, mixed media on stretched canvas, 3 x 2 feet:
Lin Barrie ”Moonflower” mixed media on canvas 4 x 3 feet
On display at Dulux Zimbabwe, reflecting Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies…
“Colourburst Cosmos” 1 and 2 are wow, wild and inspirational….acrylic on stretched canvas, each panel is 81 x 51 cm:
Available at Gordon Addams Select Bed and Breakfast in Mutare: is “Woodland Sunset” (a triptych), acrylic on stretched canvas, each panel 30 X 30 cm
at my Harare studio, Dozy Dog and PUPS, in Mopani, acrylic on loose canvas, 100 x 100 cm,
Baobab Beauty, acrylic on loose canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Mirage- Chilojo Cliffs, acrylic on loose canvas, 79 x 206 cm
and Chilojo Cliffs (diptych) in the Green season…acrylic on loose canvas, each panel about 70 x 90 cm….
Endangered pangolins fascinate me…
Pangolin Curl, acrylic on craft paper, 65 x 91 cm
Old Gold Pangolin on loose canvas, 53 x 97 cm
Rose Gold Pangolin, acrylic on loose canvas, 57 X 93 cm
back as always to my favorites, African wild dogs…
The Hunters, acrylic on loose canvas, 80 x 200 cm
Pep Rally I, acrylic on loose canvas, 104 x 179 cm….
Pep Rally II, acrylic on loose canvas, 104 x 179 cm….available at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
“Resting I”, acrylic on loose canvas, 104 x 179 cm:
“Resting II”, acrylic on loose canvas, 104 x 179 cm: available at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
Acacia, acrylic on stretched canvas, 3 x 4 feet on display at Borrowdale Brooke Club, Harare
Fever trees, acrylic on stretched canvas, 3 x 4 feet, on display at Borrowdale Brooke Club, Harare
Msasa triptych, acrylic on stretched canvases, each panel 2 x 3 feet
Mahove baobab, acrylic on green handmade paper, 40 X 50 cm
Rose Lichen I, acrylic on loose canvas, 59 x 41cm inner edge of frame
Rose Lichen II, acrylic on loose canvas, 35 x 49 cm inner edge of frame
Phoenix reclinata diptych, acrylic on stretched canvas, , 61 X 61 cm,
Moonbeam, acrylic on loose canvas, 95 X 65 cm, available through Tusk Trust UK
Mopani Winter Woodland, acrylic on loose canvas, 80 x 180 cm….
Fallen Tree, acrylic on loose canvas, 87 x 200 cm
Water Eddies, acrylic on loose canvas, 80 x 180 cm
available at Perold Wine Cellar https://www.facebook.com/PeroldWineCellar/
Victoria falls inspiration:
Devil’s cataract at dusk, acrylic on loose canvas, 70 x 105 cm…
River Runs….I and II diptych, acrylic on loose canvas, 80 x 100 and 80 x 80
Devil’s cataract at dawn, acrylic on loose canvas, 70 x 105 cm…
White Water, acrylic on canvas board, 61 x 91 cm…..
“Kariba Dusk” (Diptych), acrylic on deep-stretched canvas, 2 x 3 feet each panel
White Waterlilies, (diptych), acrylic on loose canvas, each panel 90 x 130 cm…..
waterlilies in an Elite interior
Puppy Love I, acrylic on brown craft paper, 34 x 47 cm (A3)
Puppy Love III, Acrylic on brown craft paper, 34 x 47 cm (A3)
Pups, acrylic on handmade paper, I42 x 59 cm
Purple Puppies, acrylic on stretched canvas, framed, 61 x 91 cm
“Alyssum and Petunias”, acrylic on canvas, framed, 61 x 91 cm actual painting (larger with frame)
“Moody palm I and II”, diptych, acrylic on loose canvas, 70,5 x 74,5 cm
“Moody Blue River”, acrylic on loose canvas, 78 x 124 cm
New Dawn, diptych, acrylic on stretched canvas, each 61 x 61 cm….
“Dancing with my sisters, Dancing with my cellphone…” acrylic, beadwork on deep-stretched canvas, 3 x 4 feet
Pantone colour of the year for 2019 is “Living Coral”, and look how it meshes with my artwork!……
“Soft Spring a”, acrylic on stretched canvas, 2 x 2 feet…
“Soft Spring b”
Aloes are a favourite for me, bird magnets and indigenous to our lowveld areas, these Chabaudii brighten up our Zimbabwean winters….
Bushveld Dawn, acrylic on loose canvas, 88 x 90 cm
“Alone Again”, acrylic on loose canvas, 86 x 90 cm
“Chaperones and pups”, acrylic on loose canvas, 90 x 114 cm
“Resting’, acrylic on loose canvas, 90 x 114 cm
“Two is better than One”, acrylic on loose canvas, 90 x 86 cm
“Copper Dawn”, acrylic on loose canvas, 90 x 88 cm :
“Waterlilies”, acrylic on loose canvas, 94 x 104 cm lo res
Various paintings: “Msasa”diptych, 2 x 2 feet, acrylic on stretched canvas plus albida pods and kigelia flowers on my wallpaper soft silt at The Showroom, borrowdale racecourse:
“After the Storm”, acrylic on stretched canvas, 2 x 3 feet lo res
Aloe I, and Aloe II, acrylic on blue handmade paper, 60 x 44 cm:
Chilojo Panorama II, acrylic on canvas board, 30 x 80 cm:
Crossandras and Wildebeeste Skull, acrylic, 2 x 3 feet:
Wild Dogs and cattle, wildlife and communities, co-existing….
Wild dogs hunting, sunrise,sunset , acrylic on loose canvas, 60 x 100 cm
Wild dogs playing, sunrise, sunset, acrylic on loose canvas, 60 x 100 cm
Wild dog running, sunrise,sunset , acrylic on loose canvas, 60 x 100 cm
Nguni Sunset, acrylic on loose canvas, 55 x 90 cm
Pincushion, Leucospermum veld fire, acrylic on canvas, 2 x 2 feet, poem by Lin Barrie
Charcoal, (my own handmade hardwood), makes satisfying marks…
and I push it from crows to plague doctors of the medieval ages, shades of pandemics through the centuries…..
Spring Colour, mixed media on canvas board, a tondo, in the round, 3 feet diameter:
Wild Dogs Hunting, mixed media on stretched canvas, 60 x 90 cm
Wild Dogs Playing, mixed media on loose canvas, 106 x 179 cm
Windswept, acrylic on canvas board, 70,5 x 74,5 cm
Bouquet, acrylic on stretched canvas, 3 x 2 feet
Wild Dog Moon Dog mixed media on stretched canvas, 60 x 60 cm
The colours of spring into summer …
Carmine bee-eaters, migrants from the north, arrive into Zimbabwe …
Immigrant Flamboyant trees splash red across Africa, from the beaches of Mauritius to the streets of Harare..
One ot two very large paintings – Flamboyants I, Acrylic on loose canvas, 110 x 180 cm
Sunrise and Egrets, acrylic on stretched canvas, 78 x 165 cm, hangs at the Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club
In my garden, roses burst into blowsy magnificence …
Crinum Lilies- indigenous to the lowveld wilderness…
Flame lilies bloom at Christmas, in the rainy season in Zimbabwe-
Lin Barrie, ”At the Market, mixed media, 4x 3 feet
At the Market poem by Lin Barrie
At the market and masked,
none of us breathe deep.
Muzzled and muffled,
we recycle our own stale air
instead of stopping…
Stopping to smell.
Stopping to suck
the sweet scent of bunched flowers
harvested from the farm,
plucked from the garden.
Flowers are livelihoods…
Livelihoods for industrious farmers who grow rows rows and more rows of kalaidescopic colour and scent. Blossoms and greenery ripe for plucking, packing, and shipping to markets in far cities and suburbs.
Livelihoods for florists, stylists, event divas and upmarket coffee shops who create bundles of celebration, bunches of hope, bouquets of scented sadness, posies of love, wreathes of loss and remembrance.
Livelihoods for street hawkers who count their pennies and buy chrysanthemums and arum lilies at the flower market, to sell as they crouch under patchy thatch shelters next to second hand clothes, mobile phone chargers and plastic shoes at dusty roadside markets
Livelihoods for the jobless who can count no pennies and who gather faded rejected blooms from the market to sell somehow, somewhere. Who gather, from the wild, protected flame lilies and leopard orchids. Botanical attractions to sell on the side of potholed dusty roads or to hawk to slow moving drivers at congested intersections.
Flowers are gifts…
fresh for giving,
faded for selling.
Solace to the bereaved,
Joy to the beloved,
Hope to the ill,
Sweet balm to the depressed.
A reminder to the cynical, to be less so.
Take off your mask, your muzzle…..
bury your nose
in the petals
of a rose.
Take off your glasses, your rose tinted spectacles…
rest your eyes
on the beauty
of a flower.
“Emergence” is a huge painting on my theme of ’burnt offerings’… the need to rise above our worldly challenges and travails, to re-invent ourselves, take flight…
Freedom, Flight, Re-invention, is a recurring theme for me……..
Here is ”Nike”, acrylic on canvas diptych, each painting is A3 size
my draped canvas collage titled “Freedom”, exhibited at the Gallery Delta Freedom exhibition 2021/2022 ….
Fire Flight or Fight, acrylic on draped canvas, 250 cm wide
Always I am inspired by the ancient Greek goddess, Nike……
Nike, Freedom I, Winged Goddess of Victory, mixed media on loose canvas, 140 x 90 cm
my fields sketches are closely entwined with flight, wings….
flight sketch 1 by Lin Barrie, acrylic on brown paper, A0 size
Freedom is an elusive state, constrained not only by real boundaries …but by your mind