About David

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, apes and other wild animals and more 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.

Young Gorilla
© David Barlow

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.

African Bull Elephant
© David Barlow

David splits his time between working in a busy local production office and painting wildlife and pet portraits.

Meerkats © David Barlow

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.

Site maintained for David Barlow by Kevin Alexander. All content © David Barlow 2010.
All rights reserved. Reproduction of any artwork on this site is strictly prohibited.

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