Worcestershire Open Studio August 29-31st 2015

A peek of the small, fun, affordable artworks that is on at the Open Studio, pieces that can stimulate the appetite of any art collectors.... 

I am taking part in the Salon des Refusés 2015 Exhibition

Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery in association with London Art Eventsbrings you Salon des Refusés 2015, the annual exhibition of artwork 'refusés' from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Inspired by the 1870s Paris Salon that championed Impressionists such as Monet, Degas and Manet after their rejection from their national academy this exhibition is, for the fourth year, promoting the artists and genres of the future.
This year Salon des Refusés will take place at the original creative pioneer of the Hackney art scene - [Space] Gallery. SPACE is a gallery steeped in its own history. It was founded by artists Bridget Riley, who actually rejected the Royal Academy and whose Optical Art genre initially suffered the same rejection as Impressionism - Peter Sedgley and Peter Townsend in 1968, at the height of the global creative peak that was the 1960s. 

SPACE has lots of it (!) so we are expecting even more RA Refusés than in previous years. We have also invited Street Artists who want to exhibit their work in a gallery to participate in a special Salon d' Art Urbain - this will be the only exhibition to have street/urban art and 'fine' art hanging side by side. 

As usual there will be Public Voting to find the people's favourite art work at the Salon, with a prize worth £300 for 1st place donated by Happenstance Framing in association with London Art Events. There will also be a program of Sound Art events curated by Sonica Found Music™ / Sonica FM running for 3 days in the wonderful [Space] Gallery annex.  

All in all, it's going to be a truly awesome show that brings art back to the people where it belongs!

LOCATION: [ SPACE ] ,129-131 Mare St, London E8 3RH
DATES: 11-14 June 2015

Opening Night Vernissage (Thursday 11 June).
Music from Happenstance Radio Crew  
Complementary wine sponsored by I Heart Wine - 
Advanced Ticket: FREE (Eventbrite)
On The Door: £3



Art Below Summer Show 2015


Art Below's 2015 Summer Show marks the beginning of a new collaboration with London's Muse Gallery based in the capital's cultural heartland Portabello Road. 50 artists have been selected to take part in a group show at the Muse gallery opening with a special VIP launch event on the 3rd June. To coincide with this the work will also be on display on billboard posters across the London Underground throughout June.


Art Fair London Chelsea Town Hall February 27th to 1st March 2015

I am looking forward to my first art fair in London, I hope to meet lots of people and welcome their critique of my work as well as meeting new and/or known art collectors.

The event start with the Preview on Friday 27 February 2015 at 7.30pm. If you like to attend please email  privateviews@barlowfinedrawings.com by February 24th

If you are unable to make the private view, free weekend passes to the event can be booked at:


A Christmas Open Studio 28 to 30 November 2014

The Hereford Art week last September was a great success, this event gave me the opportunity to reach art collectors, people passionate about art and as well as meeting other artists.
H Art artists are opening their doors again to the public calling it a  H Art Christmas.
Why not give a piece of art as a present for Christmas instead of socks and scarves?

The Studio will be open the last week-end of November Friday 28th to Sunday 30th from 11 m to 4 pm.

 H Art Map venue #14  - 42 Abbey Road, Great Malvern WR14 3HD opening hours: 11 am to 4 pm

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.... continued on the abstract and the figure


and here is the finished piece. It is a figurative piece within an abstract. I have enjoyed making it I hope you like it too. I do not want to comment on what it means to me and will try not to give a title as I want the viewers to experience the feelings or the moods that the painting evoke in them.


On the abstract and the figure

A work in progress, showing close ups detail of a figurative abstract painting. Keep reading as next blog will reveal the whole picture. Thank you.