Medium: Acrylic on jute canvas
Size: 39.40cm x 39.40cm (15.5” x 15.5”)
David Barrow's most recent body of work brings to life the freedom of childhood through a naive style. He encapsulates the spirit of children playing using pastel colours and repetitions of shapes and patterns. The repetition creates a unique and contemporary style that gives the series uniformity. It also creates a rhythm, breathing life into the paintings and narrating the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
David visited Cornwall in 2019, where he went to a wedding. He was captivated by the stunning scenery and beauty of the place in the vibrant summer sun. David made lots of sketches during his stay. When he returned home he painted his interpretation of the views he saw.
Boats and sand castles by David Barrow
David Barrow was born in 1959, in Parbold and spent his formative years there. Then moving to Wigan, he began painting seriously at the age of 19. Proud of his hometown, David’s work has developed in style over the years, yet remains consistently autobiographical and nostalgic. David has vividly captured Wigan and Parbold in a number of well-regarded oil paintings. They show the heritage of where he grew up and raised his own family. David’s paintings have been featured five times in the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy, and he has also exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy of Fine Art.