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Meet the Artist

Painting, for me, has always been something of a mystery: difficult, enjoyable, confusing, exhilarating, maddening, demanding, but always intriguing.

In my 11 year career at Walt Disney Feature Animation, I was able to grow and learn as an artist by painting backgrounds for some of the best loved, critically acclaimed and beautiful films of our time: The Lion King, Pocahontas, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear. This experience provided me the realization and knowledge that technical understanding is a must--drawing, composition, value and color.

With these basic foundations in place, it then becomes a search for what I think is most important, creating a mood or evoking an emotion. This displays the true personality of the artist. Edgar Payne, Joaquin Sorolla and various Russian Impressionists are excellent examples of artists that I truly admire. They have that incredible ability to display a soul-stirring emotion and passion in their work. I realize now what I want most is to bring that same sense of emotion and passion to my own work.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Barry Kooser

Paintings are available for viewing or purchase at selected galleries or by appointment. They also may be purchased directly from the artist. Shipping, if needed, is free of charge. For inquiries, questions, or to arrange a purchase, please call 303-359-4641 or send an email.