A native Californian, Barron Postmus spent several years in Hawaii before returning to school at the Los Angeles Art Center. A tour in the army took him to Europe where he served as an illustrator. After the service, he was hired as a technical illustrator by a large aerospace firm. The next few years saw him promoted rapidly to graphics designer and in 1968 Barron opened his own graphic design, illustration and advertising agency. Even then he was working for the day when fine art oil painting would be his single profession, and in 1985 this became a reality.
The results of his efforts can be seen today in top art galleries throughout the country as well as in private and corporate collections including Infonet of El Segundo, the Sears Tower in Chicago, and in the VIP lounge of the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. Barron has won numerous regional and international awards, has been invited to participate in many juried exhibitions along with many one-man shows, and has had his work selected several times by the Arts For The Parks and International Arts Magazine.
Barron’s current work continues to reflect the beauty of landscape with a detailed and classical technique of traditional oil on canvas. He also welcomes commissions and working with collectors.
Barron resides in Southern California with his wife of 33 years, Jane Skeeter. They have four grown children and are the proud grandparents of six. Barron is a true artist whose talents also include writing and classical music. He enjoys athletics and traveling to paintable locales.
- Best of Show – Landscape – Ducks Unlimited – 1988
- Award of Merit – Landscape – Minneapolis Western/Wildlife – 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993
- Award for Excellence – Art For The Parks – 2002, 2003, 2004
- Art Prize Challenge Finalist – International Artist Magazine – 2002, 2005
- Heren Blue Ribbon Award – APA Show – 2009
Barron is available for commissions.