Craig “Skibs” Barker likes legs. This Southern Californian artist grew up during the early ’80s in the midst of both the punk rock and surfing culture explosions. These influences soon inspired his own fine art. With a healthy dose of punk flyers, album covers, and surfing magazines buzzing through his head as a youth, Barker began making flyers and t-shirts for his friends and his own punk bands. Fast-forward to today: Barker’s most recent paintings infuse his long-standing love for painting and rendering the human female figure with his punk-fueled graphic design.

Mixing different approaches, techniques, and mediums, he creates a sense of memory, personal history, and appreciation for the female form. Combining elements of pop culture, literary censorship, and a positive mental attitude, he creates layered scenes of voyeuristic mischief. Barker’s work explores the junctions between past and present, memory and imagination, fantasy and reality, while creating a dialog between image and viewer. More recently he has been involved in creating spatially extended versions of these mixed media creations via three dimensional assemblage pieces, and large-scale gallery installations.

Artist Website: http://www.skibsart.com

Current and Previous Works by Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker

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  • “A Leap Of Faith”

    (2015)
    $625
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    12" × "
    30 × 0 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / LHR – co-curated show with Stolen Space in London, England
  • “A Miracle Cure For My Sorrow”

    (2011)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood Panel with attached Hinged Re-Claimed Window

    Show:

    • Torn And Tattered
  • “A Well Timed Smile”

    (2015)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / DTW – Curated show at Inner State Gallery (Detroit, MI)
  • “All I Ever Wanted”

    (2013)
    $600
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas with Salvaged Wood
    16" × 24"
    41 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • In Our Wake (Main)
  • “All The Right Reasons”

    (2013)
    $800
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on canvas
    24" × 30"
    61 × 76 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “All You Are To Me”

    (2016)
    $600
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    9.5" × 12"
    24 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
  • “Americana”

    (2015)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.75" × 7"
    12 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “And You Run Across The Courtyard Just To Take Her Hand”

    (2009)
    $550
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on canvas (framed)
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “Art Decade”

    (2016)
    $175
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.5" × 9"
    11 × 23 cm

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “Awake Enough”

    (2009)
    $600
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood
    23 3/4" × 16 3/4"
    58 × 41 cm
  • “Believe In What You Wanna Do”

    (2015)
    $500
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Curated exhibit @ the Honolulu Museum of Art School
  • “Beneath The Neon Sky”

    (2016)
    $1,300
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel with light box assemblage
    18.5" × 15.5"
    47 × 39 cm

    Show:

    • Nexus – taking place at The Brand Library & Art Center
  • “Blue City Eyes”

    (2011)
    $725
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on canvas with reclaimed wood
    20" × 27.5"
    51 × 70 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “Boys Keep Swinging”

    (2016)
    $200
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    5.125" × 9.75"
    13 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
  • “Canton”

    (2015)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    5.25" × 7.5"
    13 × 19 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Coast To Coast”

    (2017)
    $1,600
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on cavnas with custom lightbox assemblage
    32" × 20"
    81 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Juxtapozed (Fort Wayne Museum of Art – Fort Wayne, IN)
  • “Colonial”

    (2015)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    5.75" × 7.5"
    15 × 19 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Color Me Impressed”

    (2009)
    $350
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood (framed)
    18" × 11"
    46 × 28 cm

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “Dear To Me”

    (2015)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood Panel
    16" × 24"
    41 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Slack-Jawed
  • “Diner”

    (2015)
    $175
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Dogs Ran In Her Dreams”

    (2014)
    $500
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2014
  • “Drive In Saturday”

    (2016)
    $1,100
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Shows:

    • Entry Point: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement – Fullerton Museum Center
    • POW! WOW! Hawai’i – Honolulu Museum Art School
  • “El Coronado”

    (2015)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.75" × 7.5"
    12 × 19 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “El Ranchero”

    (2015)
    $175
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    6" × 7.5"
    15 × 19 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Elf Wipeout”

    (2013)
    $50
    Sold
    Aerosol and resin on found object assemblage

    Show:

    • Holiday Ornament Group Show (Project)
  • “Faintest Breath”

    (2015)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood
    18" × 18"
    46 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • Slack-Jawed
  • “Flash and Fade”

    (2011)
    $250
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on clipboard
    9" × 13"
    23 × 33 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “Ford”

    (2015)
    $200
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    7.5" × 7.5"
    19 × 19 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Get A”

    (2009)
    $550
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on canvas
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm
  • “Grants”

    (2015)
    $175
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    6" × 7.25"
    15 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Grow Fonder”

    (2015)
    $650
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Shows:

    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
    • Scope Miami Beach 2015
  • “Half A Smile”

    (2015)
    $1,200
    Available as a diptych at a discount or separately
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood Panel
    26" × 16"
    66 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Slack-Jawed
  • “Heroes”

    (2016)
    $600
    Available
    Mixed Media on Wood
    14" × 15.25"
    36 × 39 cm

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “Hill Top”

    (2015)
    $200
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    5" × 8.75"
    13 × 22 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Hobie”

    (2015)
    $175
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    6.25" × 7.25"
    16 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Hold Out Your Hands”

    (2015)
    $700
    Available
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood
    10" × 20"
    25 × 51 cm

    Shows:

    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
    • Beyond Eden
  • “Homeland”

    (2015)
    $200
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    8" × 8"
    20 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “I Am On Your Side”

    (2011)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel with attached re-claimed window
    19" × 30"
    48 × 76 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Culver City Art Walk 2011
  • “I Barely Blinkled My Eyes”

    (2009)
    $575
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on canvas (framed)
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “I Cannot Change The Future But I’ll Find You If You’re Gone”

    (2010)
    $550
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Shows:

    • Torn And Tattered
    • with featured artist Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez
  • “I Like It Here”

    (2009)
    $200
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood (framed)
    10" × 9"
    25 × 23 cm

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “I Need You Like You Don’t Know How”

    (2009)
    $200
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood (framed)
    8" × 11"
    20 × 28 cm

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “I Remember Everything”

    (2011)
    $350
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on canvas
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • LAX/PDX
  • “I Say Goodbye and It’s Hello Again”

    (2014)
    $800
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on canvas
    18" × 24"
    46 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE NEW YORK 2014
  • “I Tell Ya It’s Alright”

    (2015)
    $1,200
    Available as a diptych at a discount or separately
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood Panel
    26" × 16"
    66 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Slack-Jawed
  • “I Would Find A Way”

    (2011)
    $300
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood and Re-Claimed wood
    13" × 12"
    33 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Torn And Tattered
  • “Important and Free”

    (2015)
    $400
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • ‘La Familia’ – Thinkspace 10th Anniversary Show
  • “It’ll Do”

    (2015)
    $1,000
    Available
    Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Slack-Jawed
  • “It’s A Wonderful Life”

    (2010)
    $300
    Sold
    Oil / mixed media on wood panel
    11/3/2004" × 9/1/2004"
    28 × 23 cm

    Show:

    • Adam Caldwell, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, David MacDowell, Derek Gores, Linnea Strid, Jacub Gagnon, Jennifer Nehrbass, Jeff Ramirez, Liz Brizzi, Pakayla Rae Biehn, and Stella Im Hultberg
  • “It’s No Game (pt 1)”

    (2016)
    $150
    Available
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4" × 7.5"
    10 × 19 cm

    Shows:

    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “John, I’m Only Dancing”

    (2016)
    $200
    Available
    Mixed Media on Wood
    5.75" × 10.25"
    15 × 26 cm

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “Jump and Dance”

    (2014)
    $700
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood
    16" × 16"
    41 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / TXL – Curated pop-up show presented by Urban Nation
  • “Kiss and Tell”

    (2014)
    $200
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood
    6" × 6"
    15 × 15 cm

    Show:

    • AQUA 2014
  • “Legs Make You Dream”

    (2008)
    $400
    Sold
    Oil, spray paint/stencil, photo collage, ink, resin on wood panel
    24" × 18"
    61 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • Culver City Invasion
  • “Lodger”

    (2016)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.25" × 7"
    11 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “Memory Of A Free Festival”

    (2016)
    $150
    Available
    Mixed Media on Wood
    5.125" × 8.25"
    13 × 21 cm

    Shows:

    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
  • “My Better Half”

    (2014)
    $400
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on canvas
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2014 – Littletopia
  • “Natural Ease”

    (2016)
    $650
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel with custom lightbox assemblage
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Scope Miami 2016
  • “No Matter Where I Go”

    (2015)
    $700
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood
    20" × 10"
    51 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Slack-Jawed
  • “Norse”

    (2015)
    $200
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    8.75" × 8.25"
    22 × 21 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Parking”

    (2015)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Party Line”

    (2015)
    $500
    Available
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood
    8.75" × 12"
    22 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Pat’s”

    (2015)
    $175
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.5" × 7.5"
    11 × 19 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Pink”

    (2015)
    $200
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    8" × 7.75"
    20 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Queen Bitch”

    (2016)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.25" × 7"
    11 × 18 cm

    Shows:

    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “Quicksand”

    (2016)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4" × 7.75"
    10 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “Riviera”

    (2015)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.75" × 7"
    12 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Roarin 20’s”

    (2015)
    $175
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “She Talks About Paris”

    (2016)
    $650
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / ORD – curated show at Vertical Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • “Simple But True”

    (2009)
    $275
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood (framed)
    15" × 11"
    38 × 28 cm

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “Speak Your Mind”

    (2011)
    $500
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on canvas
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Torn And Tattered
  • “Speed Of Life”

    (2016)
    $175
    Available
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.5" × 9"
    11 × 23 cm

    Shows:

    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “Starlite”

    (2015)
    $175
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    6" × 7.25"
    15 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Station To Station”

    (2016)
    $175
    Available
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.5" × 9"
    11 × 23 cm

    Shows:

    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “Still Have A View Of The Summer Sky”

    (2013)
    $550
    Available
    Oil and Mixed Media on canvas and wood
    17.75" × 20"
    45 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / PHL
  • “Sudden Memory”

    (2015)
    $700
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood
    20" × 10"
    51 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Sure Look Pretty”

    (2012)
    $700
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on canvas
    20" × 26"
    51 × 66 cm

    Show:

    • Picks of the Harvest 2012
  • “Sweet Thing”

    (2016)
    $150
    Available
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4" × 7"
    10 × 18 cm

    Shows:

    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “Tahiti”

    (2015)
    $400
    Available
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood
    8.5" × 8.75"
    22 × 22 cm

    Shows:

    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
    • Beyond Eden
  • “The Chance Of A Lifetime”

    (2011)
    $600
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas and Re-Claimed wood
    16.5" × 26"
    42 × 66 cm

    Show:

    • Torn And Tattered
  • “The Prettiest Star”

    (2016)
    $175
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.75" × 8.5"
    12 × 22 cm

    Shows:

    • Small Works Holiday Group Show (Project Room)
    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “The Radio Was At A Dull Hum”

    (2012)
    $675
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on canvas with salvaged wood
    20" × 20"
    51 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Synergy
  • “The Stars Were On Your Side”

    (2013)
    $400
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on canvas
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2013 / BOOTH E15
  • “There You Are, My Sweetest Friend”

    (2009)
    $450
    Sold
    Oil / mixed media on wood panel
    18" × 14"
    46 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • Fresh
  • “There’s A Smile In My Heart”

    (2009)
    $275
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood (framed)
    15" × 11"
    38 × 28 cm

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “Thigpen”

    (2015)
    $200
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    6.75" × 7.5"
    17 × 19 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Under The Stars”

    (2015)
    $500
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on Wood
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “V-2 Schneider”

    (2016)
    $200
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    5.75" × 10.25"
    15 × 26 cm

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “Virgies”

    (2015)
    $175
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    6.25" × 7.25"
    16 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Waking Light”

    (2017)
    $650
    Available
    Oil, gold leaf and mixed media on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Pow Wow Hawai’I 2017 – (Taking place at Honolulu Museum of Art School)
  • “Warm Still Night Air”

    (2014)
    $600
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood
    14" × 14"
    36 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • LAX/SFO – Curated show at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, CA
  • “Watched You For Hours”

    (2016)
    $2,800
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    36" × 48"
    91 × 122 cm

    Show:

    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
  • “Wayside”

    (2015)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    4.75" × 7"
    12 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “What Will You Set Your Mind To”

    (2009)
    $250
    Sold
    Oil & mixed media on canvas
    Bald Eagle
    9.5" × 11"
    24 × 28 cm

    Show:

    • 20% of all sales go to Born Free USA
  • “Where Do We Go From Here?”

    (2012)
    $600
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel with salvaged wood
    Spotted Owl
    10.5" × 27"
    27 × 69 cm

    Show:

    • with Born Free USA Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner
  • “With Surgical Focus”

    (2009)
    $600
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood (framed)
    14" × 23"
    36 × 58 cm

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “World’s A Mess, It’s In My Kiss”

    (2016)
    $800
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    14" × 14"
    36 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • The New Vanguard – Taking place at The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH)
  • “You And I Have Memories”

    (2009)
    $200
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood (framed)
    10" × 9"
    25 × 23 cm

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “You Could Have It All”

    (2011)
    $350
    Sold
    Oil and Mixed Media on canvas
    14" × 11"
    36 × 28 cm

    Show:

    • Torn And Tattered