David Barlow moved from Essex via Milton Keynes to Torquay 25 years ago and is a self-taught painter/artist/illustrator specialising in watercolour studies of elephants and apes and most recently, commission based portraits of horses and dogs.

He first came to recognition when exhibiting in wildlife artist Roy Chaffin’s ‘Paint A Wildlife Subject’ between 2002/2004. He later gained a solo exhibition at Torbay Hospital’s Gallery in 2004 featuring various wildlife subjects along with local scenes and original cartoon characters, selling over half his works to help raise funds for the hospital. David has also had a solo exhibition at Chelston Gallery in Torquay.

David has also exhibited regularly at Paignton Zoo’s annual ‘Wildart’ exhibition and his current ambition is to have a painting successfully accepted and exhibited at his long-time hero, David Shepherd’s annual Wildlife Artist of the Year competition.

David splits his time between working in a busy local production office and painting wildlife and pet portraits. Now living in Kingskerswell, local places of interest have also become subjects and he has a watercolour of the Linny Public House, Coffinswell, hanging in the main bar and recently he completed a commission of an old thatched cottage in nearby North Whilborough. David enjoys foreign travel to exotic destinations where he can be found photographing his next subject whether it be Asian Elephants in India, the Orang-Utan of Borneo or Koalas in Australia. David has also painted pictures of ancient historic sites such as the Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx.

If you would like to commission David to do a painting of your favoured pet, then please use the weblink above and then go to the contact page.

View my website http://davidbarlowpaintings.wordpress.com/

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New Website / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2010-06-25T00:00:00Z">Fri 25 Jun 2010</span>New Website / Fri 25 Jun 2010

I have a new website that shows a larger selection of my wildlife paintings. Also shown on this site are examples of children's stories / illustrations.

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watercolour exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2009-06-12T00:00:00Z">Fri 12 Jun</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2009-07-10T00:00:00Z">Fri 10 Jul 2009</span> <span>(1 month)</span>watercolour exhibition / Fri 12 Jun to Fri 10 Jul 2009 (1 month)

I have an exhibition of some of my wildlife paintings including elephants tigers, gorillas and horses. they will be at Chelston Gallery for four weeks from 12th june 2009. Look at Chelston Gallery under directory where ...

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Chelston Gallery / Exhibitions / Local Art / Picture Framing

Chelston Gallery in Torquay sadly closed at the end of December 2010. It was the only gallery in the area that had regular exhibitions featuring exclusively work by artists from in and around the Torbay region - includin...