Barclay Sheaks, 1928 – 2010. His paintings appear in distinguished university, corporate and private art collections worldwide. He participated extensively in juried exhibitions sponsored by the American Watercolor Society, National Academy of Design, Corcoran Gallery, and Smithsonian Institution. He was artist-in-residence for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Richmond Humanities Center.
“My art is the direct result of the distillation of my life experiences translated into graphic form. Any message interpreted by observers is not intended but simply a reflection of my individual angle of perception. Acrylic paint is my favored painting medium because of its versatile capabilities and permanence,” said Sheaks.
He hosted a nationally syndicated television series for PBS – Acrylic Painting with Barclay Sheaks. He authored several books on painting, and his art is in museums, private and corporate collections.