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Willy Barker’s Stippling Dot Art At Toledo Public Library

March 24, 2010
First Person Report By Willy Barker
TOLEDO CHRONICLE - I grew up in Marshalltown. My Dad came from Tama and my Mom from Marshalltown. I learned how to draw from my Mother and the local library. I used the art books at the library to learn about different mediums and styles of art.

I draw with India ink. I use special pens which have a very fine point. The drawing is sketched in pencil first and then inked. I normally draw from a photograph. My work has been in several different shows and in a Galena, Ill. art gallery. My work has also been in several art exhibits. I sell my prints and demonstrate at the Iowa State Fair in the Cultural Building.

I am a registered Very Special Artist of Iowa and my work is displayed on an exhibition.

My challenge is drawing with Parkinson’s. I can dot very, very fast. The description I use for the form of art work that I do is Stippling Dot Art. I have been drawing all of my life. I have hundreds of drawings. I do not normally sell an original, but I have done special requests or donated my work to charities. I have a book written, but no knowledge on how to get it in print.

I am employed by the Meskwaki Bingo, Casino, and Hotel in the Engineering Department which is a fantastic job. I admire the casino for working with people with disabilities.

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Visit the Toledo Public Library and view the Stippling Dot Art of local artist Willy Barker. His amazing art work will be on display through mid -April.
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