Barnaby graduated from Exeter University in 1991 with a degree in Fine Art and French. After spending several years living and working in Paris, London and his native Surrey, he returned to Devon to make his home.
His pictures hang in galleries and private collections in Britain and on the Continent, and he has exhibited widely within the UK. Following a successful show at the Blue Lias gallery in Lyme Regis, Barnaby was asked to form one third of the acclaimed Three West Country Artists exhibition in 1998. Devon’s new Kingfisher Gallery recently held a major exhibition of his work encompassing nearly thirty new paintings and in 2006 he exhibited a selection of pieces at the FSA Summer Exhibition.
Barnaby regularly lectures on art history and art techniques, both in Britain and farther afield. He has given talks on subjects as diverse as European Narrative Painting, Pastel Techniques, Victorian Sea Paintings, Life Drawing, and Greek and Roman Myths in Western Art. He also gives practical tuition both to individuals and to groups, and recently ran a well-attended series of art workshops on landscape, figure and still life.