My name is Barry and this is my story.
I was in and out of prison for many years and I began to feel that life was meaningless. In 2011, I was given the opportunity to attend art classes while in prison. I took a liking to it and since then, I ventured into the different forms of art including painting, sculpturing, pottery and batik.
I had a dream one night after I found my passion in art. I dreamt I was in the front page of the newspapers with the headline, “From Syringe to Brush”. This dream sparked a hope for my existence and my life took a turn from then. I believe I was created to use my art for the Glory of my Creator. I am certain that this dream will be fulfilled when I am released from prison.
I begin to share this dream with the people around me. I am thankful that there are people who believe in my dream and are eager to be part of this new life’s journey. With this, I am humbled.
Please feel free to browse through my works and, perhaps, you would like to adopt some of my works. Every piece of my work is original and your adoption plays a big part in the fulfilment of my dream – From Syringe to Brush.
Read more about my story published in Ex-convict’s true colours.