BARKEY CREATIVE

$10.00

6"x8" Black and White Caricature

ART EDUCATION 


As a Colorado Teaching License Certificate holder since 1992, I specialize in the instruction of Art to Kindergarten through 12th grade.  


For more information, email me at: 


bbarkey@lewispalmer.org

$30.00

11"x14" Color Caricature

Soccer Season Coming Soon


Add color to your club's

website with an original

cartoon.  Cartoons are $150 per use, and sent to you as a jpeg, 300 dpi.


Cartoons can be customized to match your club colors, or to address a particular topic.

fine art, cartoons and illustration

ELLEN ON A STARBUCKS CUP

2013 VIDEO SHOWS PASSION FOR DRAWING.

WHY DRAW ON A WHITE STARBUCKS CUP?  I'M ATTRACTED TO THE WHITE SPACES BETWEEN THE TRADEMARKS AND LOGOS.  I FEEL LIKE IT'S JUST WANTING SOMEONE TO DOODLE ON IT...DEFINITELY THIS VIDEO SHOWS MY LOVE OF CARTOONING AND VIDEO! 

 I make hundreds of videos each year.  I can help you plan, shoot and edit videos that connect you to your customers.

soccer 

Video

creativE services

TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL ART MEDIA

Paintings Have a Home  at Four Seasons 


A HAPPY CLIENT with his "Beer Geeq" Caricature.  Send me an image and I'll do a caricature for you based on the pricing here.

(RIGHT) Kelsey and Korbin Barkey measure and install artwork that I created for a United Holdings in the Denver Tech Center.  We provided over 10 acrylic paintings for their offices, ranging in size from 2' x 4'  up to 5' x 7'.


We do free installation in the Denver - Metro area, and we customize paintings to match color schemes in your corporate spaces.



"Green Fall"  5'x7' Acrylic on Canvas.  SOLD!

25 YEARS OF

SOCCER CARTOONS!!!


December 31st, 2017 marked the 25th Anniversary of my first soccer cartoon gig with United States Youth Soccer.  I worked with them to create illustrations for their official publication called, "Network".

My are featured at Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market in Wheat Ridge, there's always something fun going on there.  

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World Cup Watch 

6.25.18

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Croatia Dismantles Argentina

Before the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan, United States Men’s National Team coach Bruce Arena was asked how he liked the team’s draw, being pitted against Portugal, South Korea and Poland.  On paper, the U.S. was given no chance. “We don’t play this game on paper,” he said.


At this world cup, and at first glance on paper, this group with Croatia, Iceland, Argentina and Nigeria, leads most to assume Argentina would be the probable winners of the group.  Second place could go to any of the other three.  Iceland and Nigeria are teams that are much lower profile than Argentina and Croatia. As Iceland beat Argentina with a tie (in their view, at least) in their opener, they lost their following game against Nigeria.  The flow and creativity of the Africans undid the Icelandic block of 8. Nigeria had more to play for, having lost their opener against Croatia.  Their athleticism and open play allowed them to outrun the Icelandic team which looked flat.       


 Croatia won their first two matches and have punched their ticket to the second round. They might just be the best team in the tournament.  Their style is indirect, and they exploit opponents using lethal counter attacks and pace.  Their main system is 1-3-5-2, with the flexibility to change into a 1-4-2-3-1.  While Argentina tried a 1-3-4-3 formation, Croatia countered with a 1-4-5-1.  Honestly, the numbers don't mean anything - that Croatia plays like a complete unit means everything.  Their midfield structure varies depending on what type of opponent they play.  Nigeria’s pace was impressive, but not really a threat to Croatia in the first match.  Croatia's ability to cover and balance for each other was excellent, as well as was how they utilized their own pace.  Argentina’s ability on the ball creates problems for most teams. Croatia sat patiently and keep Argentina in front of them until they could win possession and counter attack, and on a few occasions in the first half, they created better chances than Argentina.  Argentina’s goalkeeper Cabellero paid for a lazy pass out of the back. He'd been struggling with balls to his feet during the first half, and looked very unsure about where the ball should go as Argentina tried to build out of the back.  Having to chase the game, Argentina's nightmare became worse as the Croatians outnumbered them down their left side and within a few passes connected to Luka Modric’ (who plays a #10 role in center-midfield) was 1v1 at the top of the penalty area.  He shook the defender to create and inch for a perfectly bent ball inside the right post.

As Argentina continued to chase, Croatia made the most of their possession - built from precise, quick passes out of tight spaces and into openings where they could exploit numbers up, as they did in their third goal.  Argentina out passed Croatia by nearly a two to one margin, but it’s what Croatia was able to do with those passes that counted, as well as by a superior defensive performance. Croatia defended with 9 behind the ball on most occasions, leaving one forward high for a target.  Croatia proved that the first match was no fluke, and that they deserve consideration as contenders for the 2018 World Cup. 


For details on this match click the buttons here: 
                                                               

WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE NOW THAT THE FIRST ROUND IS NEARLY COMPLETE???  Send me a tweet:  @bpbarkey on twitter!




"Little Fisher"  11"x18"  Watercolor.  SOLD!

$20.00

6"x8" Color Caricature

"Eastern Colorado Barn"  4" x 5" Watercolor  $50

"Colorado Barn"  5" x 7" Watercolor  $50

 "THIS IS OPTIONS 38" WEB SERIES

CUSTOM ART FOR CORPORATE SPACES

Commission me to create an original portrait for your home or office.  


Spice up your website or presentation with a cartoon, or have me come and draw caricatures for a live event. 

$20.00

11"x14" Black and White Caricature

Twitter (@bpbarkey)

I can work with your soccer team, or provide coaching education for your club or association.  


I have over 30 years of coaching experience as an instructor for Colorado Youth Soccer.  My passion is in "Grassroots Soccer Development." Mentoring can take place on-line, in person or over the phone.

OPTIONS 38 IS A NON-TRADITIONAL PATHWAY TO GRADUATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  THE SCHOOL IS IN IT'S FINAL YEAR, AS THE PROGRAM'S APPROACH WILL BE BROADENED IN ORDER TO REACH MORE STUDENTS WITHIN LEWIS-PALMER SCHOOL DISTRICT.  I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO TEACH ART AND FILM STUDIES AT LEWIS-PALMER HIGH SCHOOL SINCE THE FALL OF 2006.  WE MADE THIS DOCUMENTARY LAST YEAR AS OUR FILM STUDIES CLASS PROJECT, AND WE FEEL LIKE IT

DOES A GOOD JOB DESCRIBING WHAT "OPTIONS 38" IS...


TO VIEW THE DOCUMENTARY CLICK HERE.

Selecting artwork for your office is a challenge.  Let me walk through your space and listen to what you're looking for.  I then go back into the studio and create what you had in mind.  Visitors will be blown away by the art

hanging in your office, especially because it helps echo the values of your company.

"Grapes in a Wine Glass"  4"x6" Watercolor.  ORIGINAL FOR SALE $50

MEET BRETT BARKEY

RETIRED MARINE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, RUNNING  FOR STATE TREASURER.

I WAS PLEASED TO PRODUCE THIS INTRODUCTION VIDEO WHICH HAS 14K VIEWS ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE.