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Barry Richardson began his creative journey as a woodworking hobbyist. After ending his career with the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, he began pursuing his passion for creating in earnest. Using skills and equipment accumulated over the years, he mines his experiences from global travel, the beauty of marine life, and nature in general as inspiration for his work. His love for wood began as a child, growing up in the wooded landscape of rural Missouri. This canopy served as his playground, emotional sanctuary, and constant source of wonder.

Artistic furniture, sculpture, carving, and turning are his focus areas for design and creation.

Barry is a juried member of the Wickenburg Art Club, and belongs to the American Association of Woodturners.

His work has been featured in a year- long exhibit in Goodyear’s City Hall, featured at the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix, and was jury selected for the 5-year anniversary Gallery Show at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

His works were awarded both first and second place, as well as ‘Directors Choice’ at the 2017 Arizona State Fair Art Competition (wood art category), and has received at least one blue ribbon there every year since. His work received the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the Wickenburg Desert Caballero’s Museum exhibition ‘West of Center’ in 2022.

Barry and his wife Laura live in Buckeye AZ .


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