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Barrie Temple

Born in Cheshire, England, he studied at Edinburgh College of Art before moving into the advertising business, where his work in design provided structure and discipline to his artistic development in his formative years. Winner of the Royds prize for painters working in advertising in 1969, his work now hangs in national and international museums and galleries, and in public and private collections worldwide.
He has made a speciality of painting in series, of subjects and moods. His work reflects his enthusiasms for nature, architecture and travel, but whether Nature or Nudes, Pimlico or Pizuan, Ornithology or Architecture, his paintings all bear his recognisable, and increasingly popular, stamp.
His love of water is a constant in his development, "an abiding compulsion" in his own description, and has come to underpin his style as well as provide subject matter. Watercolour has long been his preferred medium rather than oils because it is faster, capturing the freshness and excitement he gets out of a subject.
His work hangs in Edinburgh University, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Pump House Gallery in London; The Bank of China, The American Club in Hong Kong; The National Museum of Fine Arts in Malta, The Ministry of Gozo, as well as in many businesses, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, clubs, and private collections in USA- from Florida to California; Europe - including Austria, Hungary, Portugal, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France & Spain; Canada; Asia - including Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia - Australia and New Zealand.
Exhibitions include:
United Kingdom
  • Medici Gallery, London.
  • Holland Gallery, London.
  • Phillips: Contempory Art Sale & Auction, London.
  • V&A Museum [Friends Room], London
  • Pump House Gallery, Battersea, London.
  • The Wykeham Galleries, Stockbridge, Hampshire.
  • City Library, Bath.
  • Chinese Arts Club, Birmingham.
  • London Sketch Club.
  • Art for Offices, London.
  • The Art Movement, London.
  • Art for Interiors, London.
  • Battersea Arts Centre, London.
  • Fosters Oval, London.
  • Viking Gallery, Margate
  • Wandsworth Museum, London
USA
  • The Women’s Travel Club, Miami, Florida
Hong Kong
  • The China Club.
  • The American Club, Town Club.
  • The American Club, Country Club
  • Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels.
Canada
  • Gable Gallery, Toronto.
Malta
  • Le Meridien Phoenicia, Floriana.
  • The National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta.
  • Malta University