Clive's Studio: 1994 to 2004

Later studio photos: (2005 to date)

The Jump Tribe - November 2004

Clive Barker - The Jump Tribe, November 2004
Clive Barker - The Jump Tribe, November 2004

The Jump Tribe

Originally conceived as a bestiary of Abaratian creatures, the five canvases above ultimately record the 240 characters destined to be realised as the Jump Tribe in story form and as plushies.


The Artist's Passion - 2004

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The Artist's Passion

Captured by Rob Graydon, directing Abarat: The Artist's Passion - a documentary for Fangoria's Blood Drive DVD - these photos show Clive descending the stairs to the studio before working on Babilonium.


Dark Dreamers - October 2000

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Dark Dreamers

Stanley Wiater's Dark Dreamers TV series interviewed Clive in October 2000 in the studio. The then-recently painted Two Monks is hung on the wall in the background.


The Book Of Strange - 2000

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The Book Of Strange

Dennis Etchison and Pete Atkins sat Clive down in the studio in 2000. Footage included Clive painting and chatting with Pete.


In The Studio - 1999

Clive Barker - In the studio, 1999
Clive Barker - In the studio, 1999

The Advocate

In late 1999, The Advocate took photos that ran in its 18 January 2000 edition. Both Clive and his husband David were featured in front of some Abaratian clowns.


The Nightmare Series Encyclopaedia - 1999

Clive Barker - The Nightmare Series Encyclopaedia, 1999

The Nightmare Series

Sometime in 1999, Clive was interviewed for the extra features disc of the Nightmare on Elm Street DVD box set, with the walls of the studio painted as a rural landscape.


In The Studio - 1999

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In The Studio

Clive recorded a number of short sequences in front of Toothman and Joel's Ghost for the video footage that played as guests waited in line to enter Clive Barker's Hell at Universal Studios for their Halloween Horror Nights.


In The Studio - 1999

Clive Barker - In the studio, 1999

In The Studio

Captured in 1999, working on a smaller oil.


In The Studio - 1998

Clive Barker - In the studio, 1998

With Malingo

Captured by Lara Jo Regan for People Weekly for the magazine's review of Galilee in August 1998, Clive stands at the top of the stairs leading down to the studio.


In The Studio - 1997/98

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With John Mischief

A pair of photos taken by Clive's husband, David Armstrong, in the studio with the Mischief Brothers.


In The Studio - 1997

Clive Barker - In the studio with H.R. Giger, 1997
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With H.R. Giger

Several photos, a couple of which were published in That's Clive!, issue 6 in November 1997 and taken during a visit to Clive's house by the legendary artist H.R. Giger, along with James Cowan. The then-recently painted Laguna Munn and The Mad King are in the background (and note how The Mad King has become the final version of the earlier rough painting in the right hand image below from Masters of Fantasy!).


Masters of Fantasy - 1996

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Masters of Fantasy

Shot by the Sci Fi Channel in 1996 for their documentary series , Masters of Fantasy, these photos show Clive at work on the very earliest Abarat paintings, with Kaspar Wolfswinkel, the very first Abarat painting, clearly on display along with the Mischief Brothers.


In The Studio - 1995

Clive Barker - In the studio, 1995

Author Photograph for Incarnations

For the release of Clive's first collection of plays, Mojgan B. Azimi caught the playwright with two of his early oils - Blue Vision and Axis (Christ Condition).


In The Studio - 1995

Clive Barker - In the studio, 1995

The Artist At Home

Ilona Lieberman photographed Clive with Toothman and Blue Vision in 1995.


The South Bank Show - 1994

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The South Bank Show

This UK documentary was also presented as A&E Biography: The Master of Horror in the US. Recently installed in his Los Angeles home, Clive's painting space was an upstairs room before the downstairs area was converted into a dedicated painting studio. Some early large-scale oils are in evidence among the pen and ink works.


Dark Dreamers - 21 March 1994

Clive Barker by Beth Gwinn for Dark Dreamers, 2001

Dark Dreamers: Facing The Masters Of Fear

This forms part of a collection of portraits of horror writers, artists and filmmakers taken by the photographer Beth Gwinn. In the same upstairs room, Clive poses before another early oil.

Later photos in the studio: (2005 to date)

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