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Featuring Representational Southwestern Art

Western imagery abounds in Barry Sapp's luminous paintings. From his studio in Tucson, Arizona, Barry paints scenes reflecting the culture and history of the Southwest and Mexico that feature horses, burros, Native American dancers, pueblos, cliff dwellings, Mexican markets, and of course, the legendary cowboy.

Through dynamic and bold techniques, Barry Sapp develops a unique and appealing atmosphere in his watercolor and acrylic paintings, inviting the viewer to become an active participant, rather than a passive observer.

His palette is a broad one creating unique, luminous color schemes to capture the ambiance and quintessential spirit of his subjects. His paintings come alive with light. "I like the luminosity of watercolor," he says, "That attribute distinguishes watercolor form all other mediums."

We invite you to browse through the Watercolor and Acrylic galleries on this site. Be sure to visit the Exhibitions page for the latest information on shows.

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What's New--

Mountain Oyster Club Selections

Barry has 2 works selected to show at the Mountain Oyster Club's 46th Annual Contemporary Western Art Show and Sale. The Mountain Oyster Art Show is one of the oldest and best known contemporary western art shows in the country. This year, the show will be held November 22.
See the other selections and more new works by Barry


North Light Books

“Northern Paiute”, an acrylic on canvas painting by Barry Sapp has been selected to be included in “Acrylic Works 3: The Best of Acrylic Painting”  published by North Light Books. It is a hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary acrylics. Out of thousands of entries from across the United States and Canada, 112 images were picked to be displayed in this compendium of great paintings. The book is scheduled to be released in March of 2016.


San Dimas Western Art Exhibition
Barry won the Gold Award for the Watercolor/Acrylic division at the 38th Annual Western Art Exhibition & Sale in San Dimas, CA on April 25-27, 2014 for the painting "Mixed Kachina Dance" 24 X 18 acrylic on canvas.



Barry Sapp Joins a Prestigeous Group of Atists
Barry was inducted as an Honorary Artist Member of the Mountain Oyster Club. His painting, "Long Hair Kachina" became part of the club's permanent collection.

At present there are 81 Honorary Artist Members in this prestigious organization including among others, Harley Brown, Tom Hill, Buck McCain, John Fawcett, William Matthews, and Lawrence Lee.



Take a Look at the New Watercolor and
Acrylic Painting by Barry Sapp


"Return of the Cloud People"
28 X 22 acrylic on canvas

Mountain Oyster Club Show Selection



"Mixed Kachina Dance" 24 X 18 acrylic on canvas
Gold Award for the Watercolor/Acrylic Division



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