David Barrow Manchester Academy of Fine Art (MAFA)

David Barrow was born in 1959, in Parbold and spent his formative years there. Then moving to Wigan, he began painting seriously at the age of 19. Proud of his hometown, David’s work has developed in style over the years, yet remains consistently autobiographical and nostalgic. David has vividly captured Wigan and Parbold in a number of well-regarded oil paintings. They show the heritage of where he grew up and raised his own family. David’s paintings have been featured five times in the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Academy of Fine Art and the Royal British Arts Society in the Mall galleries, London.

David started his career at the age of 5, winning an Art competition at the local village bank. David’s passion for painting his home town started with paintings of local football and rugby clubs in Wigan.

Wigan Pub collection: Blutos, The Tudor House, Pemps,The Bees Knees, The John Bull Chop House.

David pays homage to his roots in Parbold, where he has fond memories of growing up there. He developed contemporary style using vibrant colours and repetition of shapes. Yet still incorporating a traditional composition. This style developed into David’s most recent style of working.