Frank Barry’s career spanned over 70 years, and throughout this time, into his early nineties, his work continued to evolve. Each collection reflects a different artistic period, as cultural and social influences shifted Franks thinking and artistic approach. Frank developed and explored an approach deeply before shifting and changing tact, as a result the collections are generally chronological and do not overlap.

However throughout his life Frank was a keen observer of people and places and a proficient water-colourist. His pen ink and water-colour collection spans many decades as do his  portraits.