image/afterimage: richard barker | Purchased Art

I created my first art commission for Theatre Cedar Rapids, where I directed for many years. It was a series of canvas prints designed to fit together as a single 5' x 18' mural.

After that first piece, friends in the local business community started asking me to create art for them as well. Bankers Trust, PCI Medical Pavilion, True North Insurance, University of Iowa – the work you see here covers a variety of industries. It ranges from the heavily layered abstract art in True North's lobby to the simple landscape that hangs in the boardroom of Gibbs, Lamb and Drown, a real estate group.

Individuals have also commissioned retirement or anniversary gifts that feature the recipient's favorite themes or images.