Barker moved to the lake area in 1991 and soon after began conducting workshops in watercolor painting. He has presided as a judge for various local art shows and exhibits and has co-chaired the Palm Sunday Art Show, the Student Art Quest and the Veteran's Day Patriotic Art Show sponsored annually by the Lake Arts Council. Barker currently is a member and chairman of a paint group that meets weekly at the Lake Ozark Christian Church. He also enjoys painting and teaching at Possum Hollow Studios in conjunction with Bill's Art Center & Gallery in Camdenton.

Robert Barker, local watercolor artist, is currently exhibiting selected pieces of his work on the "Wall of Fame" in the Lake Arts Council office in the Stone Crest Mall during regular office hours of 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. His art works will run through the month of April.
Six local artists are selected annually by the LAC Visual Arts Committee to display their work on the 20-foot office wall. The public is invited to visit the office to view these continuous art exhibits that not only honor local artists but serve as a means of distributing information about opportunities for art classes, contests, teachers, and other current projects.    
Barker moved to the lake area in 1991 and soon after began conducting workshops in watercolor painting. He has presided as a judge for various local art shows and exhibits and has co-chaired the Palm Sunday Art Show, the Student Art Quest and the Veteran’s Day Patriotic Art Show sponsored annually by the Lake Arts Council. Barker currently is a member and chairman of a paint group that meets weekly at the Lake Ozark Christian Church. He also enjoys painting and teaching at Possum Hollow Studios in conjunction with Bill’s Art Center & Gallery in Camdenton.  
The Lake Arts Council office is located in the Stone Crest Mall, 3797 Osage Beach Parkway, Suite D1 with office hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.