When we discovered Anthony we loved his video demonstrations where in high-speed armed with his brushes he showed us his whole painting journey! We got carried away with the music and the motion of his art! You can see his Watercolour demonstration below with a background of Tom Waits (great choice!) We especially love his depictions of the female form they are truly beautiful. An artist, a teacher and inspiration, Anthony thank you for sharing your work with us.
Anthony is a member of The National Acrylic Painters Association and a Member of the Institute for Learning predominantly a figurative painter with a prolific output, which often overflows into the disciplines of landscape, still life and abstract painting, he has exhibited throughout the UK and has work in private collections across Europe and the USA. His work can also be bought online through various platforms such as Saatchi Art.
Self taught or art school?
Self taught but gained qualifications at university
If you could own one work of art what would it be?
The Mona Lisa
How would you describe your style?
Mixed I love to experiment but you could say I am a realist.
What are your favourite places to view art?
The Walker Art Gallery and the Tate Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery and mostly on the internet.
Who are your favourite artists and why?
The impressionist because of their bold style and use of colour and the Leonardo Da-Vinci because of his knowledge and ability.
What or who inspires your art?
My main inspiration came from Gerhard Richter and his earlier work painting from photographic references to create his own narrative.
Where’s your studio and what’s it like?
In an old office block in Standish just outside Wigan. I have a small square area with no natural light but I can throw paint about and enjoy myself..
Do you have any studio rituals?
Yes I play music….
What are you working on currently?
My work changes all the time because I am always looking and experimenting with different mediums, materials and techniques to create figurative artwork.
Where can we buy your art?
I have a number of online galleries and my website http://anthonybarrow.co.uk
What are your ambitions?
My ambition now is to move to another part of the country and live from artwork sales alone and not a combination of teaching and sales.