NOVIS ROCK LEGENDS
BARRY NOVIS : ARTIST
Paintings by artist Barry Novis hang in the homes and offices of celebrity and corporate collectors all over the world. His collectors include Coldplay, Joanna Lumley, Phil Collins’ Hit & Run Music, HMV Music and the National Trust.
Novis hit his stride in the art world with bold in-your-face portraits of music and sporting legends. His first-ever rock legends painting of George Harrison fetched top dollar at a music industry auction in London. One of his John Lennon portraits sold at auction to the band Coldplay. Later, the National Trust commissioned Novis to paint David Beckham as a modern-day god for “The Pantheon” at their heritage estate Stourhead. Jimena Page commissioned Novis to paint her then-husband, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, to raise funds for their charity supporting Brazil’s street children. UK business tycoon David Cowham commissioned a series of 12 Novis paintings entitled “It’s Great Britain” for his London restaurant. Cowham since became Barry’s most prolific collector, at one time owning more than 50 Novis paintings.
Novis paintings are considered highly collectable. They have always been larger-than-life, featuring bold strokes or multiple dots in acrylic or oil on canvas.
These days, in addition to LEGENDS, Novis also includes ABSTRACT in his repertoire with a salute to masters such as Pollock and Richter.