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Alastair Campbell - All In The Mind
by Paul Anthony Barker

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Oil on canvas
457 x 355 mm

Paul Anthony Barker is a self-taught artist for whom this is his first exhibited work.

The portrait is of the journalist and author Alastair Campbell, best known for his work as Director of Communications and Strategy for Tony Blair’s government (1997–2003). Barker asked Campbell if he would sit for a portrait after being inspired by Campbell’s charitable work, particularly for the mental health charity, MIND. Barker says: ‘I asked Alastair if he could express his feelings and sensitivity and he looked at me and asked “how?” In that moment I got what I wanted and I captured that expression in his eyes.’


    Alastair Campbell - All In The Mind by Paul Anthony Barker, 2013
    © Paul Anthony Barker