Barry was an accomplished artist and a member of the prestigious Liver Sketch Club until he had a stroke nine years ago, which left him unable to paint. Not one to be defeated he painstakingly taught himself to paint using his left hand.
He became a member of the Formby Conquest group, and his amazing work is admired by all who see it.
He is a positive force within the group and is always up for a laugh and a chat and encourages his fellow artists to never give up. His determination is evident in the wonderful work he now produces and his positivity makes him an asset to the group.
He finds the Formby group very enjoyable. He feels the groups are a different type of social occasion which he really enjoys. He also said he enjoys painting for pleasure and it is good there is no feeling of competition within the group.