Malcolm Barker

Farmer & Landscape Artist

About Malcolm Barker

Malcolm Barker is a farmer from near Northallerton who paints in oils during the winter months while he sells his potatoes on his own market stall at Northallerton and Leyburn auction marts. Subjects painted, are his farm animals, his family members or the Yorkshire landscape. He sells both original paintings and prints of his paintings.

Malcolm Barker shearing sheep

How I Work

“After almost 50 years of practice I don’t bother to sketch out a painting first. I just paint directly onto the canvas and because I am left handed, I generally paint from right to left to avoid smudging the wet paint.”



Pip’s Portrait

Texel Sheep & Lambs