“The Beginning” by John Barton – Featured by OAF Publication
by Laurie Ahner
The Outsider Art Fair publication by Art Media Agency features
“The Beginning” by John Barton (Illinois)!
John Barton (b. 1941) is a self-taught artist from Illinois. He was raised in an unstable household by severely alcoholic parents. Although Barton experienced an unfortunate upbringing and many hardships, he has enjoyed drawing and painting from an early age. Barton uses art making as a means to process his thoughts and feelings, and he tells stories through art. He alters methods and styles depending on the themes he depicts, while his work is sometimes experimental with use of the materials.