John Morton Barber Title: Caffey's Inlet Life Guard Station

John Morton Barber Title: Caffey's Inlet Life Guard Station


John Morton Barber

Caffey's Inlet Life Guard Station

Acrylic on Board

25" x 36" Framed 

Original Price: $19,900

Reduced Price: $15,000


Purchased in 1977

The painting was commissioned by Mr. Pace's father in 1977 and has been in the family since completion. It is in good shape. 

All information about this artwork provided by the owner/seller and is not guaranteed by Crossroads Art Center.


When I was a young lad of seven and at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with my family, I happened upon a man sitting under an umbrella with a canvas and easel before him and a paintbrush and palette in his hand. Using bits and dabs of oil paint, he was creating a seemingly magical image of the lighthouse and sea beyond. I can still recall the intoxicating aroma of turpentine mingling with the salty ocean breeze while gulls wheeled all around. I was mesmerized by the experience and decided that I would become a painter.

So I did. I have spent nearly four decades doing what I love: creating representational maritime paintings in the time-tested manner of the Masters, with a specialty in Chesapeake Bay artwork. I paint the bay’s skipjacks, harbors and lighthouses, as well as private commissions/custom paintings. If you’d like to be among the first to see new work as it comes off the easel, please join my Wet Paint mailing list.