Marc Barrie has made portraying essence of nature the focus and centre of his life since he left school. Whether the subject is an eagle soaring effortlessly over the Rocky Mountains, or a loon gliding peacefully on a cold misty lake, Marc talent and attention to detail make his painting come alive with stirring realism, evoking in the viewer "the sensation of actually being there". His paintings are rich with colour, depth and realism.
"I am entirely self-taught , and has no formal art education. I learned by my own mistakes, and by being determined to make each painting better than the one before. I also learned by experimenting with various techniques and styles, which ultimately helped me develop and enhance my own. It is an endless education and journey , and each painting always teaches me something new."
"My primary medium is acrylic, but occasionally I work in watercolours, oils or pastels too. I am most comfortable with acrylics because it allows me to achieve the degree of realism and the kinds of technical effects I desire. It is the medium that best allows me to convey the image as well as the spirit I see in nature places and the creature that surround us all."