Wyoming Arts Council


Born 1965 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Barrie has been an independent professional artist since 1989 and a resident of Kirby, Wyoming since October 1994. He's a multidisciplinary artist and arts educator who began his career with fine art photography. His primary career focus since moving to Wyoming has been as picture frame designer, maker, carver, and gilder making frames exclusively for his wife's paintings. During 2016, Barrie returned to photography by developing new techniques for the medium as well as for gilding with his process of "Printing on Hand-Gilded Paper," the subject he taught at the 2017, 2018 and 2020 West Coast Art & Frame Expo in Las Vegas and authored two magazine articles. He's a recipient of four Professional Development Grants from Wyoming Arts Council and a USMC veteran who served on active duty from 1984-1988 (Amphibious Reconnaissance) and in 1991 for Operation Desert Storm (Casualty Assistance Team).