Barry Cole was born and educated in Brooklyn, NY. In grade school, his teachers encouraged him to pursue art since his artistic ability was beginning to show in art class. At that time he discovered his musical ability, and it paid much better than painting. He never stopped painting but became a professional musician for the next 53 years. He can be seen on UTUBE by searching for Barry Cole Band or Barry Cole and the Sounds of Music.
I am an aging artist who is only now doing his best work. I finally found a style that I can call my own which is easily recognizable. I have been painting for more than 50 years and every painting is a learning experience. My paintings can be seen online, and at local art shows.