Peter Barker Fine Art


Jamel Akib

Jamel Akib Image
Jamel Akib was born in Leigh-on-sea, Essex in 1965 to mixed English and Malaysian parentage.
He moved to Sabah, North Borneo at the age of five and returned to England in 1978 and gained a BA honours Degree in Illustration in 1989. He now lives in Salisbury with his wife and two boys.

He began working for the Observer newspaper while still a student at art college, and has since become an award winning artist involved in many exhibitions and commissions. Jamel has illustrated the covers for three booker prize finalists.

Jamel's paintings and drawings have a vigour about them, and convey movement, whether it is a portrait of a dancer, a musician or a wild animal or bird. The initial exploratory strokes are often left on the paper or board, and the portrait grows from these marks - the result is invariably painterly and full of energy. He has an instinctive and natural flair for knowing when things look 'right', and right they do - beautiful and expressive mark-making moulded into a masterful portrait that really breaths life.

We are thrilled to represent this talented artist in PBFA.
Jamel Akib
Tusker Image

Conté on Somerset Paper 22 x 29 inches

Swan 1 Image

Swan 1
Oil on Board, 16 x 14

Swan 2 Image

Swan 2
Oil on Board 16 x 14

Hummingbird 1 Image

Hummingbird 1
Pastel 12 x 13 ins

Hummingbird 2 Image

Hummingbird 2
Pastel, 12 x 13 ins

Top Line Image

Top Line
Conté on Somerset Paper 14 x 19 ins

Belle Ballerine Image

Belle Ballerine
Conté on Somerset Paper 21 x 14 ins

Stay Close Image

Stay Close
Conté on Somerset Paper 13 x 19 ins SOLD

Rhino Image

Conté on Somerset Paper 13 x 19 ins SOLD

Hummingbird 4 Image

Hummingbird 4
Pastel 12 x 13 ins

Hummingbird 3 Image

Hummingbird 3
Pastel 12 x 13 ins SOLD

Jazz Burst Image

Jazz Burst
Oil on Board 17 x 23 ins SOLD

Robin Image

Oil on Board, 8 x 7 inches SOLD