Sid Barron: A Respected West Coast Artist

Sid Barron - Fishing Fleet - 19.5x22 acrylic on board

Sid Barron was born in 1917 in Toronto and moved with his parents to Victoria BC two years later. He grew up around the docks, and following training, he began painting around 1940.

He earned his living as a cartoonist during his working lifetime and was carried in several newspapers as well as appearing regularly in a national Canadian periodical.

His true calling, however was as an artist; and he soon developed a reputation as a sought-after painter. His body of work continues to draw attention.

RedKettle was very lucky to recently acquire a major painting – Fishing Fleet – a large acrylic on board, which with it’s subtle colour and repetition, it’s strongly laid down pigment and it’s evocative seacoast subject matter will become the focal point of any room in which it is displayed. It is a strongly regional painting and as such will enhance your West Coast home and help to fix your setting within its cultural background.

Documentation - reverse - Sid Barron - Fishing Fleet

And is often the case, serendipity took over after that and in his wanderings over the weekend, Mich found himself looking at this lovely small Sid Barron study in India Ink ~ just look below! What a beauty!

India Ink sketch 4x9 Sid Barron

Of course he just had to go back and acquire this treasure, and in turn is offering it to his clients.

Check with Mich regarding any questions you may have – these won’t last long!!

until we talk again – regards from Mich(west) and Janet(east) ~ enjoy the last month of summer!


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