Yolande Barker Artist

Yolande Barker Sisters 46x56cm 1500

Artist Yolande Barker paints detailed and colourful abstracted figurative paintings using acrylic on canvas. She is a Margaret River Artist and is constantly inspired by vibrant colours and interesting patterns in her environment, whether it be in a shop, magazine, or nature, these moments and material things that to many would seem ordinary, spark a painting idea in Yolande and she will turn it into an intricate work on canvas for the rest of us to admire.

Her early painting passion was ignited by her Granddad Addison Barker, when visiting his studio his pots of watercolour looked like candy, and drawings and artworks surrounded the room. Yolande’s Great Uncle Leach Barker was also an Australian Artist, and a great source of inspiration. This in turn led Yolande to study her diploma in Fine Art in 1996, and has not stopped painting since.

Yolande Barker Artist Statement

Art Education

  • 1996    Diploma of Fine Arts (Claremont School of Art) Major-Painting Minor-Printmaking


  • 1977    TAE (Swanbourne & Fremantle TAFE)
  • 1979    Certificate of Enrolled Nursing (SJOG Subiaco)
  • 2001    Enrolled Nurse Refresher (Curtin University, Kalgoorlie)
  • 2006    Bachelor of Nursing Degree (ECU Bunbury)
  • 2009    Certificate of completion of The Graduate Nurse Program (Silver Chain)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014    Gallows Gallery
  • 2013    Exhibiting at Margaret River Gallery
  • 2010    Margaret River Gallery “Fragile Creatures”
  • 2001    Fremantle Arts Centre, “Tango”
  • 1999    Gomboc Gallery
  • 1997    Gomboc Gallery

Group Exhibitions

  • 2012    Margaret River Gallery, 30x30cm Group Exhibition
  • 2009    Palandri’s, 30×30 Art Exhibition
  • 2003    Margaret River, Rotary Art Exhibition
  • 2001    The Moores Building, East Fremantle Primary School Inaugural Invitation Art Exhibition
  • 1996    The Moores Building, Mandorla Art Award
  • 1995    Greenhill Gallery
  • 1993    Perth Galleries, “So Many Possibilities”
  • 1992    Art House, PICA, “Creative Disorder”
  • 1992    R&I Tower, Jackson’s Rottnest Student Art Award (finalist)

Biographical Notes

  • 2009 Finalist Waterhouse Art Prize – Highly Commended

Yolande Barker Paintings

Y Barker Potted Flowers Acrylic On Canvas 45x45cm 1750
Potted Flowers
45cm x 45cm
acrylic on canvas
Daisies on Blue
51cm x 51cm
acrylic on canvas
40.5cm x 40.5cm
acrylic on board
Daisies and Lemons
40.5cm x 40.5cm
acrylic on board
Yolande Barker Finding Home 1
Finding Home 1
91cm x 122cm
acrylic on canvas
40.5cm x 40.5cm
acrylic on board

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