David Barrow was born in 1959 in Parbold and spent his formative years there prior to moving to Wigan, he began painting seriously when he was 19.
Proud of his home town he has vividly captured it in a number of well regarded oil paintings, showing the heritage of both Parbold and Wigan.
David’s paintings have been featured four times in the summer exhibition at London’s prestigious Royal Academy, he has also exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy of Fine Art and Manchester Academy of Fine Art, one of David’s portrait paintings was exhibited at the Royal Society of portrait Painters.
David Barrows portfolio of work and vision of Northern Soul culture has won him world wide acclaim. Likened to Dickins with London times and like Lowry’s mill scenes, he has created a unique atmospheric vibe of then and now, that is stamped on our hearts. Proclaimed by the Observer as the Degas of Northern Soul, they are sure the best is yet to come.
Exhibitors of work: Manchester Academy Fine Arts, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Academy London, Salford Art Gallery, Mall Galleries London, Royal Society of portrait Painters, Newcastle City Art Gallery, O2 Arena London, Turn Pike Gallery, Salisbury Art Gallery,
Collections of work: University of Music, Michigan USA, the world famous Tamla Motown Museum, Detroit USA.
Commissions: Ocean Colour Scene “Live at the Jam House” and Live at the Town Hall album covers, “Soul Boy” pencilled artwork and drawings featured through the movie