Nothing quite has the power to evoke feelings than art. For centuries artists have been moving people emotionally with paintings and sculpture, pieces of art that not only evoke a sense of time and place but art that conjures emotions and memories.
David Barrow has provided snap shots on scenes of yesteryear from Wigan Casino to summer scooter rides along the beach, windows on worlds long gone yet still evoke great emotions to those who lived in those times. Not many can say they enjoyed a ride on a scooter in summer, fewer will have danced the night away at the Casino, but we all share something in common. Everyone of us has been a child, everyone of us felt the sun on our back and the scent of summer in the air, we all will have dreamt of reliving those moments of innocence once again.
Impressions of summer provides a superb and evocative window on childhood simplicity, childhood summers, the wonder of togetherness and the warmth of the memories hopes and dreams we all have had through our youth.
In these two paintings David Barrow sends up on a journey of warm summer days, innocent childhood adventures in the park, the scent of flowers and togetherness of children. Adopting an impressionistic style David draws us in with warm summer tones, allows us to wander the park with the children depicted in the paintings. The location is unimportant almost, a park in Wigan or a park in London, the subject of these paintings is more about the location of our memories of our childhood exploring and enjoying summer together.
With warm tones and an impressionistic style these two paintings are perfect for many rooms, either as small dreamy vignettes or as larger canvases almost big enough to walk in to.