J.R. Barker is an illustrator and concept artist from Austin, Texas. His regularly contributes pop-culture artwork for shows at Gallery1988. Barker’s work has also made its way to the pages of sci-fi/fantasy art magazine ImagineFX.
Currently, Barker’s portfolio is a showcase of a handful of pieces. Despite that, it demonstrates a great understanding of colour. He uses complementary colours to help add focal points to his pieces. I feel his surreal touches work particularly well. Layered patterns, stars, and glows add an essential layer of interest.