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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  • “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)
  • “Driving By The Moon”

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

    Show:

    • Flourish (Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum – Mesa, AZ)
  • “One Thing Kind Of Touched Me Today”

    (2018)
    $1,300
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    24" × 24"
    61 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement – 2018
  • “Yesterday/Today”

    (2018)
    $750
    Available
    Acrylic and mixed media on wood panel
    16" × 16"
    41 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • ‘LAX / PDX II’ with Antler Gallery (Portland, OR)
  • “Daydream Sparks”

    (2018)
    $2,000
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    Only available as complete triptych
    64" × 12"
    163 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Suzy is a Surf Rocker’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Laughing Like Crazy”

    (2018)
    $2,000
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    Only available as complete triptych
    64" × 12"
    163 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Suzy is a Surf Rocker’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Lost Inside Your Eyes”

    (2018)
    $2,000
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    Only available as complete triptych
    64" × 12"
    163 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Suzy is a Surf Rocker’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “A Moment of Peace”

    (2018)
    $2,000
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    Only available as complete triptych
    64" × 12"
    163 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Suzy is a Surf Rocker’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “She Talks To Spirits”

    (2018)
    $2,000
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    Only available as complete triptych
    64" × 12"
    163 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Suzy is a Surf Rocker’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “One True Thing”

    (2018)
    $2,000
    Available
    Oil and mixed media on wood panel
    Only available as complete triptych
    64" × 12"
    163 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Suzy is a Surf Rocker’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “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
  • “My Better Half”

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

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2014 – Littletopia
  • “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
  • “All The Right Reasons”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “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)
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Sure Look Pretty”

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

    Show:

    • Picks of the Harvest 2012
  • “Flash and Fade”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “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 Remember Everything”

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

    Show:

    • LAX/PDX
  • “Speak Your Mind”

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

    Show:

    • Torn And Tattered
  • “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
  • “You Could Have It All”

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

    Show:

    • Torn And Tattered
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “There You Are, My Sweetest Friend”

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

    Show:

    • Fresh
  • “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
  • “Get A”

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

    (2009)
    $600
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood
    23 3/4" × 16 3/4"
    58 × 41 cm
  • “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
  • “Simple But True”

    (2009)
    $275
    Sold
    Oil and mixed media on wood (framed)
    15" × 11"
    38 × 28 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 Like It Here”

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

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “With Surgical Focus”

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

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “Color Me Impressed”

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

    Show:

    • Sight For Sore Eyes
  • “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
  • “Elf Wipeout”

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

    Show:

    • Holiday Ornament Group Show (Project)
  • “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
  • “Dogs Ran In Her Dreams”

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

    Show:

    • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2014
  • “Kiss and Tell”

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

    Show:

    • AQUA 2014
  • “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
  • “No Matter Where I Go”

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

    Show:

    • Slack-Jawed
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Faintest Breath”

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

    Show:

    • Slack-Jawed
  • “Dear To Me”

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

    Show:

    • Slack-Jawed
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Wayside”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Virgies”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Under The Stars”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Thigpen”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Pat’s”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Parking”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Norse”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Homeland”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Sudden Memory”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Starlite”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Roarin 20’s”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Riviera”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Pink”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “El Ranchero”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “El Coronado”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Diner”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Canton”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Colonial”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Hobie”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Hill Top”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Grants”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Ford”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “Americana”

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

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden
  • “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)
  • “V-2 Schneider”

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

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “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’
  • “Sweet Thing”

    (2016)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed Media on Wood
    Currently on loan to the Mayors office - Costa Mesa, CA
    4" × 7"
    10 × 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’
  • “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’
  • “Lodger”

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

    Show:

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

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

    Show:

    • LA Art Show 2016 – ‘Littletopia’
  • “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!
  • “She Talks About Paris”

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

    Shows:

    • Flourish (Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum – Mesa, AZ)
    • LAX / ORD – curated show at Vertical Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • “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
  • “Waking Light”

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

    Shows:

    • SCOPE Miami Beach 2017
    • Pow Wow Hawai’I 2017 – (Taking place at Honolulu Museum of Art School)
  • “Hellacious Waters I”

    (2018)
    $250
    Sold
    Mixed Media on found thrift store painting
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Suzy is a Surf Rocker’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Hellacious Waters II”

    (2018)
    $300
    Sold
    Mixed Media on found thrift store painting
    36" × 16"
    91 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Suzy is a Surf Rocker’ at The Lancaster MOAH
  • “Hellacious Waters III”

    (2018)
    $300
    Sold
    Mixed Media on found thrift store painting
    36" × 16"
    91 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • ‘Suzy is a Surf Rocker’ at The Lancaster MOAH