Barry's inspiration was the evocative landscape of Snowdonia, along with many other parts of the British Isles, particularly Cornwall, the west coast of Ireland and Northumberland.
He drew and painted all his life and in his later years was captivated by the coastal wonders of Pembrokeshire and produced many works which earned him an enthusiastic following in that county.
His drawings are mainly pen/ink and wash, and his main painting medium, acrylic.
Barry's many talents extended to the performing arts and in particular the British Folk scene where he was active from the late 1950's, singing professionally from 1964 until shortly before his death in October 2012 after a long fight with cancer.
His artwork can be seen at his gallery in Turnpike Cottage near Beddgelert where visitors are welcome , by prior appointment, to view and/or purchase.
A feature of 2016 is an exhibition entitled “Sky, Rocks and Sea" There is also a “Black and White Sketches" display, with some recently discovered B&W with colour wash works of Snowdonia and the Lake District.