BARKEY CREATIVE

Paintings Have a Home  at Four Seasons 


soccer 

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.

$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

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

 "THIS IS OPTIONS 38" WEB SERIES

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.

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

ORDER A CARICATURE 

(FREE POSTAGE IN U.S.)

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

Twitter (@bpbarkey)

$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

Video

creativE services

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.  

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

6"x8" Color Caricature

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

$20.00

11"x14" Black and White Caricature

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.

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


World Cup Watch 

6.19.18

                                                                                            England - Tunisia

A strong start has been typical of England in their previous warm up matches leading up to the World Cup.  Against Nigeria, the The Three Lions jumped ahead with two early goals, only to see Nigeria come back to make things tense.  Against Costa Rica, England was more dominant and never threatened, winning 2:0. In the opening game of the 2018 World Cup against Tunisia, it was much the same - plus the nerves as England again put their opponent on the back foot. An early goal put them ahead and it seemed likely that they’d be flying.  Then the holes in this team appeared. There were small lapses in concentration, mostly among the back three, or while playing too slowly in tight spaces. When Kyle Walker (#2) fouled a Tunisian player in the penalty area, it seemed that a massive rush of blood to the head was the problem.  Walker stepped into the back of the player giving up a penalty kick confirmed by VAR. This was just the lifeline that Tunisia needed and as they scored on the ensuing penalty kick, the battle was on. Raheem Sterling (#7) continues to be unreliable as a finisher in front of goal as he missed a few chances and struggled to make quick decisions.  


England’s strength is in the structure that Gareth Southgate has implemented. They play in a new system (1-3-5-2) that depends on ball possession and movement. The team’s discipline on restarts is impressive, with each situation having been thoroughly rehearsed.  England often stacks their players in pairs near the penalty spot before corners are taken. Both England’s goals came from restarts,and were scored by Harry Kane. The first came off a rebound from a  close range header.  The game winner was a second header, whipped in by Kane as he lurked again at the far post. It was a split second lapse on the part of Tunisia, which had survived at times in the second half looked like they might create enough chances to take the lead.


Overall for England, they demonstrated the importance of restarts.  Their 1-3-5-2 system works well for them, and their style is indirect which relies allows for numbers up in possession and simple combination play.  They play a much different style than England teams in the past.  Southgate has allowed this team the freedom of expression which is refreshing.  He has experience as a former player has informed his management of this squad. They are a more upbeat, cohesive and eager to play.  Some managers like to keep secrets as far as lineups and injuries, and Southgate has been transparent about all of those with his players and the media.  He has instilled great trust in this team, and that has given fans of England hope that they haven't had for a long time. For that reason, their second game should be interesting.  Fitness level is another concern for England as the game deteriorated in the harsh conditions; 90 degree heat and swarms of mosquitoes that caused for the stadium to be sprayed with insecticide earlier in the day by a fleet of helicopters.   

Key players are Harry Kane but they also have depth in Dele Alli and a wealth of speed to draw from (Rashford, Welbeck, Vardy and Lingard).  They are the fastest team England have ever fielded, with great players on the outside like Ashley Cole who is among England's most experienced.  The team is sure to take their three points and the lessons that they learned into their next match. 


There was more in terms of a tactical switch on Tunisia’s part than England's.  Against the ball, Tunisia often slid their holding midfielder between their two centerbacks to provide extra cover against Kane. Their tactics consisted of trying to slow the game down with possession and playing as often as possible in a low block when the ball was lost.  Both were working - until they gave up a restart late that created Kane’s second goal.  Tunisia also sought to drive balls through England’s lines and were often successful with a pass out of the back that put several British players out of the game and allowed for counter attacking opportunities.   

Comments?  Send to @bpbarkey on twitter.​





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

(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.



CUSTOM ART FOR CORPORATE SPACES

TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL ART MEDIA

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! 

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.